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07-24-2010, 01:03 PM
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Hamilton was too packed with forwards anyway, I never had high hopes for trotter cracking the NHL anyway.

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07-24-2010, 01:14 PM
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I guess I'll put this as a rumour until it's confirmed. Although, I don't see why anyone would make this up. I actually don't mind this that much. Since he's North American, I have confidence he'll return. The KHL is a higher level that the AHL which can help with the evolution of his game. Something tells me if this is true, it may be a mutual agreement between the Habs management and Trotter. This way Trotter, who's unlikely to make the Habs as a regular and needs to clear waivers to return to the AHL, can remain in the organization and progress.

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07-24-2010, 01:18 PM
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Wow Trotter for 250k? He would make twice that in Hamilton if signed by us, maybe he didn't get an offer? Poor guy I really loved his style.

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07-24-2010, 01:19 PM
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07-24-2010, 01:21 PM
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Still nothing on Eliteprospects...

http://www.eliteprospects.com/index.php?status=3days

However, if he did sign there for a year, I think it would be very good for his development and make him more ready next year.

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Good for him. I can't imagine Trotter cracking the lineup this year and not even next year. Maybe if we had a few more physical players on the top 6, but even then. I'd rather keep Mr. inconsistent Kostitsyn up there and Mr. enigma Pouliot or go after a UFA.

Good luck Mr. Trotter. The Swiss league might be a better option fyi.

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07-24-2010, 01:44 PM
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Good for him. I can't imagine Trotter cracking the lineup this year and not even next year. Maybe if we had a few more physical players on the top 6, but even then. I'd rather keep Mr. inconsistent Kostitsyn up there and Mr. enigma Pouliot or go after a UFA.

Good luck Mr. Trotter. The Swiss league might be a better option fyi.
We gonna see a lot of good young AHL players living for European Leagues.

The Habs, unfortunately, are filled with smaller players on their top two lines, signed on long contracts. We don't need more.

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07-24-2010, 01:45 PM
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Wow Trotter for 250k? He would make twice that in Hamilton if signed by us, maybe he didn't get an offer? Poor guy I really loved his style.
More like a fifth of that.

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Still nothing official.... on the other hand, Mikus went to the KHL. I guess he isn't as good as we thought hence why we gave up on him.

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Wow Trotter for 250k? He would make twice that in Hamilton if signed by us, maybe he didn't get an offer? Poor guy I really loved his style.
Trotter was qualified so, yes, he received an offer.

He wouldn't make anywhere close to 250k in the AHL though.

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Trotter was qualified so, yes, he received an offer.

He wouldn't make anywhere close to 250k in the AHL though.
Depends if he signs a two way contract or not. Darche, for example, will make 500k in the AHL were he to pass through waivers and sent down.

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Trotter was qualified so, yes, he received an offer.

He wouldn't make anywhere close to 250k in the AHL though.
I thought he would get like 450k or something?

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Wow Trotter for 250k? He would make twice that in Hamilton if signed by us, maybe he didn't get an offer? Poor guy I really loved his style.
prob 30 to 40% of 250k...then minus taxes. Apparently isn't KHL tax free?

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Depends if he signs a two way contract or not. Darche, for example, will make 500k in the AHL were he to pass through waivers and sent down.
yah...but we both know he wouldn't have been signed one-way. if he had, he wouldnt leave.

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Cool story, bro.

See ya, Trotter.

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I thought he would get like 450k or something?
For reference, in the AHL, these are the top salaries:

http://www.capgeek.com/leaders.php?type=AHL_SALARY

Then minus taxes.

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07-24-2010, 02:32 PM
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This really surprising considering the numbers involved.

So............where's the surprise?

As I understand it, Trotter left the University of Denver during (approximately) the middle of a season to sign with the Habs - now he's bolting to the KHL for more money....so, should we be surprised?

Did you notice any sense of loyalty from Trotter anywhere along the line? At least he didn't leave the Habs organization during the season like our friend Valentenko.



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07-24-2010, 02:39 PM
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We gonna see a lot of good young AHL players living for European Leagues.

The Habs, unfortunately, are filled with smaller players on their top two lines, signed on long contracts. We don't need more.

Agree completely!



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07-24-2010, 03:00 PM
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Latvia is 26% flat tax on income, pretty nice deal.

He'll be making way more than in AHL, get a chance to travel Europe. Good deal for him since his chances of making the NHL are iffy, this is a chance for him to make some very nice money, yes he could make more in NHL, but who knows if he'll ever stick there? He doesn't, this is a chance to bank six figures.

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07-24-2010, 03:05 PM
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Good for Trotter, good luck.

I think Avtsin can fill his shoes and take on his role. I really think Avtsin will do well this year, and remind us of why we were so hyped about this kid.

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I think you guys are getting a little confused with the whole salary issue.

Here's Trotter's CapGeek page: http://capgeek.com/players/display.php?id=97

His AHL salary is 65K... His NHL salary is $687,500. If he only plays in the AHL, he'll only get the 65K. In the KHL he's guaranteed $250,000, which is obviously a huge raise from what he'd make in the AHL.

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07-24-2010, 03:41 PM
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I think you guys are getting a little confused with the whole salary issue.

Here's Trotter's CapGeek page: http://capgeek.com/players/display.php?id=97

His AHL salary is 65K... His NHL salary is $687,500. If he only plays in the AHL, he'll only get the 65K. In the KHL he's guaranteed $250,000, which is obviously a huge raise from what he'd make in the AHL.
It's also a better league than the AHL, so if he does well in the K, he could be rewarded with a nice contract there, or an NHL one.

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It's also a better league than the AHL, so if he does well in the K, he could be rewarded with a nice contract there, or an NHL one.
I'm not so sure, trotter's problem is that he plays soft. Not to say that the KHL is a completely soft league, but I just don't see how he can improve that aspect of his game there. I doubt we see him with the habs.

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This is bizarre to me. Trotter's one of the few Habs prospects with top 6 potential, albeit as a longshot. Still, if injuries hit he was well placed to step in. The story linked by Habs I/O says he could make "up to" 250,000. So his top flight experience in the KHL isn't worth what he'd make money or experience wise if he could manage to spend 1/3-1/2 the season in the NHL, which was not an unrealistic hope for him. Not to mention the difference in standard of living, transportation, training facilities etc. I'm sure it's a step up from the AHL, but frankly it's not even a chance to pad his numbers, given the averages in the KHL.

Maybe PG told him he had no future withe the club and/or his agent said he wasn't NHL bound. Otherwise this just seems a strange choice for him. It's not like he's Russian. The whole season will spent in an alien, isolating environment. After all, how many NA guys go the KHL and later say "that was great! I'm so glad I did that."?

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Depends if he signs a two way contract or not. Darche, for example, will make 500k in the AHL were he to pass through waivers and sent down.


....you think a guy with 20 minutes of total NHL ice time is going to get a one-way contract.......?

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