This has Repik as being signed during the 06-07 season, which is the season before he was drafted. His contract still "slid" two years, but the first slide year of his contract was the 07-08 season, and the years on his 3-year ELC started counting down with the 09-10 season.
Butler (if we do sign him)
Condra (if we do sign him)
---- Zibby perhaps? but doubt it
There could be 2-3 spots that might be available depending on a few prospects' contracts. Did I miss anything?
I don't think a one-way contract of 800k (Smith, Greening, etc) is going to matter too much to Melynk if it's in the minors, given that we're not going to be close to the cap ceiling. Beyond roster spots, guys are also vying for first call-up rights.
Originally Posted by The Fuhr
competition is never a bad thing, we are rebuilding we can afford to take a couple projects
Agreed. AHL depth is still something that'd be good to have, and nabbing guys like Repik helps create that depth. Competition is pretty obvious, the more players, the more they push each other.
Most Definitely. Ruutu did not live up to his pest status as a Sen IMO. I thought he did a much better job in Pittsburgh, although still liked him. Carcillo would be an instant fan fave for sure, I know he was a hit in Philly.
The sens should definitely take a flyer on Carcillo. Carcillo can actually play and will bring a physical pressence and agitating ability to the sens.
4th line next season of Carcillo- Smith - Neil would be sick for a rebuild.
Seems the Blues didn't extend a qualifying offer because they didn't want to go to arbitration.
"We had good dialogue leading up to making this decision," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. "Arbitration is very inflationary. The comparable group (of players to D'Agostini) is a small group. We felt that it was best to negotiate with a larger pool of players, without the backdrop of arbitration.
"We still think he's a valuable NHL player, and we'd like to continue to talk to him, but not with the backdrop of arbitration. We're going to continue to talk and hopefully he'll still be a Blue."
Steve Bartlett, D'Agostini's agent, said the absence of qualifying offer today does not mean D'Agostini would not re-sign with the Blues.
"I think we're still working on it in good faith," Bartlett said. "Our first hope is to get something done (in St. Louis). We had several good conversations, and we'll continue to have good conversations."
D'Agostini made $550,000 last year. His 21 goals were nine more than his career high and his 46 points were 25 more than his previous high. In arbitration, he could make as much as $2 million per season, if not more.
"Doug said they don't want to throw it to arbritrator ... they want to negotiate something that everyone feels was a mutual decision, not a third party," Bartlett said. "I know more and more teams are less anxious to have an arbitrator decide salary. I'm not looking at it like talks have blown up, or that we're not trying to get a deal here. They had to make a decision whether to give me the option of arbitration, and they decided they didn't want to do that."