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11-15-2009, 07:45 PM
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Bidding War For The Monster This Summer

http://www.lfpress.com/sports/hockey...49571-sun.html

Brian Burke could have a Monster issue on his hands next summer.

The Maple Leafs GM has to wait until January before he can hold talks on a contract extension for rookie goalie Jonas “The Monster” Gustavsson, but he might want to get the framework in place, because if Burke is going to live by the sword, he had better be prepared to die by it, too.

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match any offer, and if it's equivalent to 4 1st round picks, take the picks and let him walk.

I don't really see the issue here.

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I'm sure the monster chose the leafs for a reason and wouldn't want to uproot his life two years in a row. Would take a huge offer from another team before Gusto goes anywhere.

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Money talks, even if Gustavsson does want to play here. I'm sure Burke will have him signed before it gets to that point though.

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I hope Burke sign Gustavsson to an extension come Jan for 5 years, so we can be at ease.

Get'er done Burke!!

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pffft! The Monster is old newz.

Toskala's the man now dawg!


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I would hope that Burke does wait until at least Jan before offering up a contract. I'd prefer a bigger sample size to draw my conclusions on what he's worth.

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we need user panic button in this thread. ^yeah what they said.

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So the article basically says that teams might overpay Burke in an attempt to get back at him? Doesn't seem so bad to me. We either match, or we take the picks. Balls in our court, with our cap space.

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A) I fail to see why someone would throw money away on a rookie goalie to the tune of $5 million to stick it to Burke, since these are real world dollars and not a rotisserie league, and B) the beauty of RFA is we get compensation to the tune of multiple picks. Monster isn't that proven, and getting a boatload of picks back for a UFA European signing isn't exactly the end of the world...

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as much as i believe the monster is the answer for us long term if a team offered a 1st 2nd 3rd or better i think burke would seriously consider it. i also cant see someone throwing him an offer sheet. they are very rare and there are some seriously awsome rfa this summer. i would sooner throw $5 mill at toews/kane/semin then the monster

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I doubt it. Most of the teams in the league have good goaltending situations. I hope Burke doesn't buy into this crap & jump the gun.

Nikolai Khabibulin who is a proven starting goalie that has won a Stanley Cup, got just 3.75 per year on his deal. Martin Biron who was a starter for the Flyers got just 1.4 million. The Leafs made that mistake with Toskala, who had been in the league longer & gave him a big deal which he has never lived up too. We don't need to do that again.

If Gustavsson plays well for the rest of the year it would still only be 1 good season. Many goalies have had 1 good year & never reached that level of play again. We should learn from the past & be cautious that we still don't know what we truly have with him.

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11-15-2009, 08:32 PM
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Sure, there'll be a bidding war. In the 1 - 2.5 million range. Ooohhh...ahhhh.

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This is a complete non-issue. If he deserves the offer he receives, you match it. If it's too much, you take the the money and run.

Worse case scenario: Gustavsson struggles but continues to show great raw potential and yet an NHL club offers him a big contract. Only then could Burke be conflicted about giving a big raise to an unknown future commodity.

One further thought: it depends on which team is giving up the draft picks.

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it will go like always if monster is great he won't sign with leafs he will pick a winner if monster sucks he will be overpaid by the leafs - this team keeps making the same mistakes

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Sure, there'll be a bidding war. In the 1 - 2.5 million range. Ooohhh...ahhhh.
Compensation

If the original team declines the offer sheet and loses the player, it receives draft picks from the player’s new team as compensation.

Compensatory draft picks are determined by the player’s new salary, on a sliding scale.

For example:

- In 2008 a team signing a restricted free agent to a salary averaging $2,615,625 to $3,923,437 per season will lose a first-round draft pick and a third-round draft pick to the player’s old team.

- Signing a restricted free agent to a contract worth over $6,539,062 per year costs a team four first-round draft picks.

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it will go like always if monster is great he won't sign with leafs he will pick a winner if monster sucks he will be overpaid by the leafs - this team keeps making the same mistakes
First thing, that hasn't happened to the Leafs since Gary Nylund in the 1980's, when Chicago did the Leafs a favour by taking that stiff.

Second thing, nothing has happened and you're acting like it has.

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RFA offer sheets are rare. Nothing here to worry about.

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RFA offer sheets are rare. Nothing here to worry about.
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Burke convinced him to sign for the Leafs cause he was in the long term plans. Allaire was a huge reason for Gus signing to. He wanted to sign in a hockey city. I dont see any of those things have changed so why would he want to move?

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slow news day for the sun?

obviously he signs...

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I honestly don't see any problem here. If Gus continues to play well by January and the team turns it around, contract talks should get done pretty easily. If theres a Phil Kessel situation, Id say it still favours the Leafs. Well have enough cap space come July 1st that we can match whatever anyone offers. Burke can just decide whether the offer sheet return outways resigning the Monster.

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So the article basically says that teams might overpay Burke in an attempt to get back at him? Doesn't seem so bad to me. We either match, or we take the picks. Balls in our court, with our cap space.
i agree with this post.

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http://www.lfpress.com/sports/hockey...49571-sun.html

Brian Burke could have a Monster issue on his hands next summer.

The Maple Leafs GM has to wait until January before he can hold talks on a contract extension for rookie goalie Jonas “The Monster” Gustavsson, but he might want to get the framework in place, because if Burke is going to live by the sword, he had better be prepared to die by it, too.
What sword though? Burke paid more than he needed to just to avoid the offer sheet. What is this jibberish?

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What sword though? Burke paid more than he needed to just to avoid the offer sheet. What is this jibberish?
Yeah, I don't really understand that comment. Burke may have used the possibility of an offer sheet as leverage, but he still gave Chiarelli a better deal than he would have got from an offer sheet. And it might not have even been a Toronto offer sheet; Nashville was willing to give up more than Toronto for Kessel, they just couldn't match signing bonuses. Not to mention quite a few other teams who probably were at the gates considering the Bruins situation.

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