Jonathan Bernier Race Down to 3 Teams (TOR, PHI, MIN)
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06-20-2013, 02:01 PM
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So if the Kings can't afford a roster player who makes over $1.5M cap hit in return for Bernier, then why wouldn't GM's tell Lombardi to take a hike with his demands and just wait to offer sheet Bernier? It'll be a 2nd round pick. What's stopping them from stripping Lombardi of all his leverage and doing that?
I'm confused because I kept reading that Lombardi will match no matter what if it's for a 2nd rounder. Now, I'm seeing that any return for Bernier needs to (preferably) be around $1.5M or below because the cap situation.
Because if multiple teams are interested, there is no guarantee Bernier signs any particular teams offer sheet. You trade for Bernier to make sure you get his rights, then sign him. If Snow wants him, go get him, otherwise he risks not getting him. It's that simple. There leverage comes from there being multiple bidders, as long as that is the case, Lombardi will have some leverage
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