Only way this can work is if we sign him before july 1st, but theres always a eam out there willing to throw money at these types of players, we cant let him see a possible 5 mill as longshot as it may be
this is interesting. I would still like to trade him if we can get a first rounder in the middle of the round, but if his market value isn't that high this certainly makes it easier to keep him.
Even if he was able to net us a first, would we ever be able to replace his production per dollar and minutes? If we can re-sign him for below market value, especially with him being a UFA, why would we trade him? Won't make sense.
And if Goat is some sort of skilled GM like the apologists like to pretend, he will jump on this opportunity to extend him.
edit: I forgot to mention he is also relatively young... if there will be a cup run before he retires, Kost will play a major part in it as a veteran
Last edited by poetryinmotion: 01-20-2012 at 05:30 PM.
He earns bonus points by willing to accept a cut, period. Who are you to set his value or to question his generosity? Would you take a salary cut to remain in your present job?
LOL- its an opinion he actually doesnt have the power to offer an amount to T its- and Andrei Can move on if he doesnt like the offer that his right-doesnt mean he has to be given a raise not by Montreal
i know in my work if i dont produce as well as i have - i probably wont be given a raise and if i do its very minimal and also im not making millions
Impossible. He's a lazy heartless russian who only cares about getting paid.
If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. He's so heartless that he already doesn't care about the next place he plays and it would take way less energy to just stay where he is. The same about accepting less money, it means less negotiation which equals less energy but he still gets paid so it evens out.
Hasn't it been noted that the Kostitsyn brothers come from a relatively wealthy family in Belarus?
That's one of the most naive posts of this or any other day. Would the brothers each make millions independently of their parents if they returned to Belarus before their playing days ended? Think it over.