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Brooks Laich to Habs (e3)

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05-05-2011, 07:58 PM
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Brooks Laich to Habs (e3)

I know its an Eklund rumour blah blah blah, but I would actually love it if Montreal could add him, he would add size, good faceoffman, and has an offensive touch.

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e3? That means someone made a post about doing this in some free to play fantasy league.

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How can he predict something when no transactions can occur for almost 2 months?

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How can he predict something when no transactions can occur for almost 2 months?
That's simple. Just make them up...

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I'm pretty sure showing interest in a player is not tampering, however having contract talks or even some sort of talk that tries to entail the player to come to the respective team is tampering.
If they say that publicly that's tampering.

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Every single Eklund thread seems to star with "I know it's Eklund, but". Every time, without fail. Why bother? It just turns into an Eklund bash fest.

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I'm pretty sure showing interest in a player is not tampering, however having contract talks or even some sort of talk that tries to entail the player to come to the respective team is tampering.
showing interest in a player who is still under contract to another team is the definition of tampering

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Is it? I'm sure GMs talk to agents all the time.

Talking to a player is wrong, But I'm sure talking to his current GM, and
his agent wouldn't be.

When Rob Blake was signed just after midnight (12:04), you can't tell me that nothing was done beforehand.

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I know its an Eklund rumour blah blah blah, but I would actually love it if Montreal could add him, he would add size, good faceoffman, and has an offensive touch.
The Habs and almost every team in the league would love to add Laich. I don't think he reaches free agency though.

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Every single Eklund thread seems to star with "I know it's Eklund, but". Every time, without fail. Why bother? It just turns into an Eklund bash fest.
than why do you comment in the thread?

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So..... he's saying that Laich's rights will be traded to Montrael? Or a sign and trade. Neither makes sense. If Laich is on a new team next year, it's from free agency.

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The Habs and almost every team in the league would love to add Laich. I don't think he reaches free agency though.
Even if there would be a trade of rights, normally those do not happen until playoffs are over, so we will be waiting for additional news.

Quick look on Caps show that they have approximately 8.5 million ( + increase in cap) available with second line center being largest hole to fill and Alzner being prime RFA needing new contract.

In the current situations, could Caps be interested in rights to rights swap, Laich for Pouliot?

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Consider it as a suggestion. Obviously it's not a "rumour". I'd be happy if the Habs went after Laich. They'd have to pay a premium salary to land him, and they'd have to let somebody else go to make room. But I'd be ok with both of those things. He's a solid player with some size, and they need somebody like him up front. I expect it would be kind of like the Hartnell free agency situation. You'd be surprised at what he gets if he does actually hit the open market, just because the options are so slim this year, and his type of player is relatively rare. But end of the day, if you pay a "$3M player" $4M, or a "$4M player" $5M, it's still not that much on a $60M cap.

I doubt he hits the open market too. Even if the Caps haven't taken the next step in the playoffs (yet), they're still a good team to play for and he'll keep getting chances to win there.

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How much could the Habs sign him for?

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I think Laich gets a big offer from Toronto or NYR if he makes it to free agency.

I could see NYR canning Avery and using the cap space for Laich.

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How much could the Habs sign him for?
I don't see how you could start the bidding below $4M? Then it's a matter of picking who you let go from the current payroll plan to fit that. Could be Kostitsyn up front, or let Hamrlik/Wisniewski walk off the D, who knows. By July 1st the situation should be a lot clearer anyway, and Laich will probably have re-signed with Washington by then to make it all moot.

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How hard is it to repeat what is actually written?

The guy says the Canadiens are probably going to target him. That doesn't mean the same thing as 'Laich to Montreal' -- it's a free agency wish list, assuming that it's accurate.

For what it's worth, it's not tampering to have a private wish list. It's not tampering if a rumor gets out as to what's on that wish list. It's not tampering for a player to talk to a player under contract or to state openly that he'd love to see a particular player sign with his team.

It's tampering for a team official to talk to the player while he's still under contract, and it's tampering if a team official publicly calls the media horde over and states unequivocally that the team has an interest in a player still under contract. It's tampering for a player to act on behalf of his club in making public statements or direct overtures to player under contract, though of course all but impossible to prove in practice.

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I think Laich gets a big offer from Toronto or NYR if he makes it to free agency.
I could see NYR canning Avery and using the cap space for Laich.
I hope not.. I like Laich.. great glue guy, but I don't want to shell out major $ for him so he can sit on our 3rd line.

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