Edmonton Oilers Free Agency Targets 2013- Bold Moves?
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07-01-2013, 06:17 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2007
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I think in order to convince Ference to come here, you'll have to give him $4M per for at least 3 years. You really wanna do that with a 35 Y/O #4 Dman? No thanks. He'd get slaughtered playing in a top pairing.
Also, going after Ference... and Stalberg AND Macarthur AND Chipchura is going to put us in a really uncomfortable cap situation (especially if we end up retaining salary with Hemsky, Horcoff, etc.) we'll be better off IMO being selective with our FA adds; not signing every live body to a long term contract.
I targeted players who fit their respective bottom six profiles or temporary top pair profile, and purposely chose those with ties to nearby communities which should facilitate some sort of hometown discount helping reduce the longterm contract exposure:
Ference is from Edmonton and offseasons in Vernon BC
Gordon is from Unity SK and played WHL in Red Deer AB
MacArthur is from Lloydminister AB
Chipchura is from Westlock AB
Nystrom's family (Bob) is from Hinton AB and has played in CGY before
Stalberg is the only one without ties...if he costs too much money and term, ok, don't sign him, promote Nystrom to the third line instead.
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