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11-06-2008, 08:59 AM
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last year , he did a french version of " this is my team " .

He doesn't have the Medias againts him anymore .
MEDIAS wouuuuhoouu!






I say its a 4 year deal - 5, 4, 3, 1

Cap hit of 3,33/per year.

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11-06-2008, 09:00 AM
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Maybe I'm naive, ok , I am naive, but if 2 guys have a relationship of mutual respect, I'd like them to be able to say, 'at the end of every year, let's sit down and see if we're on the same page'.

I'd be very curious to see if Kovalev and Koivu would both be of that mind, and whether Gainey would deal with them in that way. Even if in 2 year increments...
After his first knee injury Saku negotiated and accepted one year deals so I don't think he'd view such an offer as an affront.

Another factor to consider is that it appears that league wide revenue may be slipping, so short term deals may be very prudent for Saku, Kovalev and Tanguay (at least as far as the Canadiens are concerned).

The biggest key to resigning these key guys (along with Komisarek etc...) will be the success of the club, if the Habs have a strong year and go deep in the playoffs it should make it easier to retain all of them.

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11-06-2008, 09:11 AM
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I don't have to say it....but I'll say it....the sooner we sign them, the cheaper it will be. I know it takes 2 to tango, but I was just expecting to hear some news much earlier at least in the case of Komi and even Koivu. We should start soon 'cause there's a lot of guys waiting....

Desharnais must feel great today....HE was the priority after all....

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11-06-2008, 09:15 AM
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Has anyone noticed that he carries himself a little differently this year ? He seems a little bit more at ease, more comfortable somehow, and it seems that the people covering the team are more at ease with him. I'm not sure what it is, but things just seem a little bit less intense in the way he speaks and the way he's spoken about.

Maybe because those morons in the Montreal press are not always on his case about the french BS. Like they say in french that was "une tempete dans un verre d'eau".

I would love for Koivu to sing a 3-4 year extension as long as the dollars make sense. He's showing he still has a lot left in the tank and he is the heart and soul of the team.

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11-06-2008, 09:19 AM
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Maybe because those morons in the Montreal press are not always on his case about the french BS. Like they say in french that was "une tempete dans un verre d'eau".

I would love for Koivu to sing a 3-4 year extension as long as the dollars make sense. He's showing he still has a lot left in the tank and he is the heart and soul of the team.
Thanks, a nice story has now descended into the typical generalizations that we so often get bogged down in. I think people probably understand him a bit better and he probably understands that the loudest voice doesn't always represent a majority.

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I don't have to say it....but I'll say it....the sooner we sign them, the cheaper it will be. I know it takes 2 to tango, but I was just expecting to hear some news much earlier at least in the case of Komi and even Koivu. We should start soon 'cause there's a lot of guys waiting....

Desharnais must feel great today....HE was the priority after all....
WS, I think that this is also a generalization. I have a long hallway adjacent to my office, and I can confirm that it in fact, does not take 2 to tango. Maybe to make any kind of sense it does, but you can tango alone.


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Some people on here must be on a different planet...so Koivu is only worth 3 mil a year? Is this in the same league where Drury Gomez and Briere made about 8 mil last year...and he is as good as any of those guys. Briere is a PP specialist, Koivu is a much much better all around player. Drury had similar numbers, Gomez has better numbers, maybe he is worth a bit more.

On the open markey Koivu gets 5-6 mil per year on a 2-3 year deal...especially if he keeps up his current pace(or at least puts up around 70 points).

Best case for the Habs he signs a front loaded 4 year deal to reduce the cap hit like 7 mil 1st yr, 5 mil the 2nd yr, 4 mil the 3rd year and 3 mil the 4th...19 mil over 4 years 4.75 cap hit. I'd try that with Komi Koivu Kovalev and Tanguay. Obviously Tanguay and Komi you can go 5-6 years given they are under 30 and probably have 5-6 more good years. Kovy and Koivu probably have 2 good years and 2 lesser years.

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WS, I think that this is also a generalization. I have a long hallway adjacent to my office, and I can confirm that it in fact, does not take 2 to tango. Maybe to make any kind of sense it does, but you can tango alone.
Advantage to tangoing alone, you are sure to lead.

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MEDIAS wouuuuhoouu!


I say its a 4 year deal - 5, 4, 3, 1

Cap hit of 3,33/per year.

Hmm, I think you've made a mistake. Wouldn't that make it a cap hit of 3,25m$??

That is btw, exactly the ype of cap hit on front loaded contract I would give him.

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every time I read articles like this one I look up at my signed, framed Koivu jersey and think... **** YEAH!

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Hmm, I think you've made a mistake. Wouldn't that make it a cap hit of 3,25m$??

That is btw, exactly the ype of cap hit on front loaded contract I would give him.
How are we supose to keep both Tanguay and Kovalev if Koivu has 5 mil next season?

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How are we supose to keep both Tanguay and Kovalev if Koivu has 5 mil next season?
BECAUSE HIS CAP HIT WOULD STILL BE 3,25!

What does it matter to you oin what season he gets it?

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11-06-2008, 11:05 AM
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Can we remake this thread when he only had 55 points last year? Hes going to make less than his last contract, regardless of his output this year. Should we give Kovalev 7 million for his performance last season? No. Just like Koivu isnt worth 5 anymore. 3.5-4.25 / 3 years.

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BECAUSE HIS CAP HIT WOULD STILL BE 3,25!

What does it matter to you oin what season he gets it?
sure, no problem lol

I had forgotten for a sec how cap hits work, that would be a sweet deal then

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I thought that when a player was over 36 and he retired it counted against the cap, regardless of if you signed him before or after he turned 36?
The only thing that matters is his age on July 1st 2009... if he is under 35 when he signed the contract he can retire and it comes off the cap.

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Good to hear, but not unexpected. I really hope it happens. When is the last time we had someone play his whole career here?

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Good to hear, but not unexpected. I really hope it happens. When is the last time we had someone play his whole career here?
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Can we remake this thread when he only had 55 points last year? Hes going to make less than his last contract, regardless of his output this year. Should we give Kovalev 7 million for his performance last season? No. Just like Koivu isnt worth 5 anymore. 3.5-4.25 / 3 years.
Koivu is worth a lot more than that on the open market. If Sundin is worth a 2 year 20 mil deal, do you think Koivu's agent will accept 10 mil over 3 from the Habs? You're not living in the real world.

Wade Redden had a worst year than Koivu and he signed at 6.5 mil for 5 or 6 years.

Drury is about the same age, style and production and he signed for an average cap hit of over 7 mil.

Koivu had few points last year because he played mostly because Ryder had a crappy 1st half and they never found a good fit on LW for that line, plus the Plekanec line got more ice time 5 on 5 and ok PK. For here and now 95% of hockey execs take Koivu ahead of Plekanec.

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Koivu is worth a lot more than that on the open market. If Sundin is worth a 2 year 20 mil deal, do you think Koivu's agent will accept 10 mil over 3 from the Habs? You're not living in the real world.
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UFA market is where players get overpaid. Fine. If he loves it here like he says he does, call it a "hometown discount" if youd like, hell accept to get paid what hes worth. Which isnt 5 million.

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UFA market is where players get overpaid. Fine. If he loves it here like he says he does, call it a "hometown discount" if youd like, hell accept to get paid what hes worth. Which isnt 5 million.
I hear this same thing every year when Koivu's contract is up. It's usually followed by complaining when Koivu eventually signs a more realistic contract.

I recommend people go take a look at what similar players are signing for these days. Koivu is worth significantly more than 3 million. I mean cripes, Ryder just got more than that. Naslund got 4, Erat got 4.5, even Demitra got 4. Those guys all had similar production to Koivu last year, and I'd argue that Koivu brings more to the game than any of them.


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I hear this same thing every year when Koivu's contract is up. It's usually followed by complaining when Koivu eventually signs a more realistic contract.

I recommend people go take a look at what similar players are signing for these days. Koivu is worth significantly more than 3 million. I mean cripes, Ryder just got more than that. Naslund got 4 after a similar year, and he hasn't got the intangibles Koivu has. Erat got 4.5, even Demitra got 4.
Koivu wont carry the line without Tanguay. He wont. 5 million is Kovalev type money, when hes on his game. Were talking about a hometown discount right now. 3.75-4.5, or you match his current salary for another year and decrease it every year to reduce cap hit. Hes not worth 5+ million, he wasnt worth it back then he certainly isnt worth it more now.

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UFA market is where players get overpaid. Fine. If he loves it here like he says he does, call it a "hometown discount" if youd like, hell accept to get paid what hes worth. Which isnt 5 million.
Taking a home town discount doesn't mean playing for half of what he can get on the market.

A home town discount is taking 16-19 mil over 4 years(front loaded). Over 4 years Koivu can get 20 to 22 AT LEAST on the UFA market. You don't think Vancouver would pay that if they are offering 20 min over 2 years for Sundin?

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Wow. I like Koivu and all, great guy, great player, got his poster on my wall, but the thought of him getting Markov money is plain ridiculous to me. Sure, lets not afford the rest of our UFAs and live with Koivu and a mediocre team like we have for years.

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Koivu wont carry the line without Tanguay. He wont. 5 million is Kovalev type money, when hes on his game. Were talking about a hometown discount right now. 3.75-4.5, or you match his current salary for another year and decrease it every year to reduce cap hit. Hes not worth 5+ million, he wasnt worth it back then he certainly isnt worth it more now.
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You are not living in the real world. Briere Drury Gomez are probably not worth 7+ mil over 5-6-7 years but they got it as UFA's...Sundin is not with 10 mil but the offer was on the table. As a UFA Koivu would get at least 11-12 mil over 2 years or 15-17 mil over 3...that's minimum. His agent is not a moron, and a home town discount is not 30-40%, it's 10% or less.

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