If we sign Stamkos our picks will likely be late first round so odds of getting a top NHLer be slim. Recent years jury still out on the picks, I went back from '04 to '07 draft and took the 25th pick to see caliber of players. Rob Schremp, Andrew Coligno, Patrick Berglund and Patrick White be the 4 draftees as compensation for signing Stamkos
I definitely offer him a 12 year 120m dollar deal. Do something Bold and Screw over Tampa either financially or by taking stamkos away. They raided our front offices and coaches in hamilton. Fair game.
Over $70M over 10 years for a 25 goal scorer? I'll pass.
I don't know if you're being glib about being able to trade that kind of a contract for a player as damaged and washed up as Vinny now is JUST when it's about to start.
In a spending war, you must have the ressouce to play the game.
TBL made some money but are certainly not able to generate this ind of money.
As for Vinick, he is a businessman and I am not sure adding another xxM next year in the concession will make him so happy!
What I had in mind.
They could offersheet some of our good RFA (Price, Subban) so we matches but always overpay a little bit. At the end, we dont have any money for other good players or UFA.
Originally Posted by FlyingKostitsyn
Sign Price before July 1st then.
Isn't that how it works?
Yeah but with big RFA as Price, Stamkos, Doughty, usually teams want to sign them longterm and its tough to get a deal throught before July 1s.
You can also add Dubinsky, Weber, Parise...
Last edited by PyrettaBlaze: 06-28-2011 at 08:31 PM.
Montreal doesn't have a capable second line center if they deal Gomez, and the UFA market is not pretty. I would rather they hold him, re-sign Price, Subban and Eller(once healthy) to long-term deals and solidify the core of the team for the next 5 years. Can always deal him July 1, 2012 when his cap hit is more than cash paid out. You will get something of value for him then, and if he gets his game back on track, maybe more than is realized.