- Too small, we already have enough of those.
- I highly doubt Gainey would make an offersheet to a RFA
- You only do an offersheet to a RFA when you are desperate and your prospects cupboard is empty and don't have many RFAs
- Making such an offer leaves a wide open door for future retaliations
Yea and in two years Minnesota will get his revenge and hand a offer sheet to Carey Price. We have too many RFA coming in the next few years to start playing this game. Look at what St-Louis did with Vancouver.
And btw do we really need a other featherweight center ?
A) Gainey is saving the money for a center. A guy like say... Sundin
B) That's a lot of draft picks to give away, and in the process alienate Minnesota who may end up matching anyway, since they have the cap space.
C) I think we can put the money towards a better right wing down the road. Kovalev is as we speak a better investment. And for the longer run, some other right wing will come about (maybe from inside the organization so even cheaper)
are you willing to have teams go after Price, Komo, Higgins, Kostitsyns etc... I am not so lay low in the weeds do not cause any waves we will be ok.
I'm not saying we should go ahead and make an offer sheet for Bouchard. But even if Gainey does decide to lay low, if a team wants to take a shot at one of our future RFA's. I don't think it's going to make a difference in an opposing GM's mind weither Gainey gets involved in RFA poaching or not.
GM's are making offer sheets to available RFA's to help their own team. Not to punish another team for attempting to do so. So either way, if Gainey doesn't have those players signed, and allows them to become RFA's, they will be at risk.
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