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03-29-2012, 02:18 PM
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If he got a $92,500 signing bonus, his contract is worth $925,000 (the max ELC salary).

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03-29-2012, 02:30 PM
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If he got a $92,500 signing bonus, his contract is worth $925,000 (the max ELC salary).
Wow! That's not a deal you give to a player who would be expected to toil in the minors. That's more than Matt Read got from the Flyers.

Time to brush up on Brian Flynn I guess, I had never heard of him before.

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03-29-2012, 02:59 PM
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Seriously, with a contract that high they must think he has a shot at the team right?

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03-29-2012, 03:14 PM
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Seriously, with a contract that high they must think he has a shot at the team right?
Not the type of money you give to a guy who does not have NHL upside, they must think he has it.

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03-29-2012, 03:46 PM
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If they gave me him that much money and think he has NHL upside, I have a strange suspicion there will be a "more NHL-ready prospect" moved in the offseason. From what ive seen online and some of his youtube videos, decent skater, nice hands, good size. He will be a good player to have in the pipeline.

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If they gave me him that much money and think he has NHL upside, I have a strange suspicion there will be a "more NHL-ready prospect" moved in the offseason. From what ive seen online and some of his youtube videos, decent skater, nice hands, good size. He will be a good player to have in the pipeline.
Adam must be trade bait

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03-29-2012, 03:54 PM
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Adam must be trade bait
Not saying its true. Could be but you never know.

or it could be they had a thought someone was going to be a good center prospect and is obviously not gonna work there, so they need to fill that void.

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03-29-2012, 04:19 PM
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To get some of these guys, you have to pay. It's an investment, like any other, on a commodity that may be in demand. These guys are going to take the money -- and who would blame them -- most of the time.

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03-29-2012, 04:39 PM
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To get some of these guys, you have to pay. It's an investment, like any other, on a commodity that may be in demand. These guys are going to take the money -- and who would blame them -- most of the time.
Right. Every good college UFA is going to have a handful of teams trying to sign them.

If it's a guy you like, you might as well outbid everyone else even if they might never play a single NHL game. Not like we're talking big dollars here - probably gave him 75-100K more than anyone else would.

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03-29-2012, 04:43 PM
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92,000 is a fraction of the Sabres operating budget. I doubt it has anything to do with where they want him to play. They've been paying Drew MacIntyre 200 grand to warm the bench the last 2 months,

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03-29-2012, 04:48 PM
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Also the lack of organizational depth at center may play a role. We've got Roy, Ennis, Hodgson at the NHL (with 4th line up for grabs), and he'll be competing with Sundher and maybe Adam for the next opening. Given the fact Roy's deal is up in 1 year...

Flynn probably has a better chance in the Sabres pipeline than many other teams. Which might mean if multiple teams had big offers lined up, the Sabres might be more appealing.

EDIT: Forgot Varone, him too. But still, he's gotta like his chances.

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03-29-2012, 06:20 PM
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Wow! That's not a deal you give to a player who would be expected to toil in the minors. That's more than Matt Read got from the Flyers.

Time to brush up on Brian Flynn I guess, I had never heard of him before.
Sorry, I should have been more clear.
$925,000 will be his NHL salary (well, $832,500 when you remove the signing bonus he gets on 7/1).
His minor league salary will likely be $60-70,000.

Read's cap hit is lower but the contract is different since he was too old for the entry-level system.
They gave him $800k, $900k, and $1m with $650,000 worth of singing bonuses and it's guaranteed to be worth $2,700,000 total because it's a one-way deal (so if he played in the AHL, he'd still be earning almost $1m/yr).
We will likely pay Flynn less than $200k when all is said and done.

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03-29-2012, 08:46 PM
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Yeah, this isn't a huge deal that is going to cause someone else to become expendable. Hell, getting him and Bailey gives them warm bodies, so they're not playing 10 forwards or dreading the next recall. I like Flynn, don't get me wrong, but this isn't Golisano-ville. They're paying market value for a guy they want, rather than paying for who is left.

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03-29-2012, 08:53 PM
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Seriously, with a contract that high they must think he has a shot at the team right?
As an earlier poster showed, his name has been mentioned for the MVP of Hockey East. Hockey East is one of the best, if not the best conference in college hockey.

He's clearly got some NHL potential. He is older at 23, but the sabres brass probably expect him to put on the blue and gold at some point, even if its only for a cup of coffee

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03-30-2012, 11:24 AM
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Don't know yet what line combos #Amerks will skate with tonight, but Kyle Bailey will play center & Brian Flynn will be on RW.

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03-30-2012, 06:30 PM
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CapGeek has the official numbers: $925k/$70k with $212,500 of performance bonuses (likely a games played bonus, since that amount is the max for a single bonus) for a $1,137,500 cap hit.

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07-20-2012, 08:14 PM
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So this kid is about as completely under the radar as anyone right now. I didn't notice him much during Dev Camp, partially due to him taking turns with some of the lesser lights and partially because he wasn't doing what some of the other, more taughted guys were doing with the puck during drills and the scrimmage. He's got finish, he's not growing into his body, and he put up a lot of points at Maine. It seems this one of the guys the Amerks are going to lean on (with Sundher) for secondary scoring.

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Somehow I totally missed this thread in March. I thought this was current until I noticed someone quoted LDS.

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Somehow I totally missed this thread in March. I thought this was current until I noticed someone quoted LDS.
Trying to bring things back to actual prospect talk in the midst of all the rest. 69 goals, 87 assists in 153 NCAA games is nothing to sneeze at -- kid can find the net.

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Trying to bring things back to actual prospect talk in the midst of all the rest. 69 goals, 87 assists in 153 NCAA games is nothing to sneeze at -- kid can find the net.
No complaints here. I was just really disoriented.

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07-21-2012, 12:38 AM
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He's been listed on CapGeek as a Sabres prospect for a few months

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07-21-2012, 03:47 AM
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It'll be a one year contract:

He'll turn 24 on July 26th, so his signing age (calculated on September 15th) will be 24, thus a one year contract.

I made the mistake of unprotecting my Twitter account to correct him on this and got too many new followers for my liking (two), so I am regretting it.
I think someone from here followed me though.

He likely wasn't playing at a high level during his first year of eligibility, which was 2006.
Looks like his first year in the EJHL was his 19 year old season.
God I turn 24 2 days before this guy. Talk about a reality check hearing him considered an AHL ceiling guy. Ha. That being said hes great for the amerks.

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07-21-2012, 05:31 AM
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He's been listed on CapGeek as a Sabres prospect for a few months
This thread was from when he signed. Trying to talk about prospects, perhaps overlooked prospects, rather than making up lineups and debating the merits of random UFA's.

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oops my bad.............I did not notice the date on the thread LOL

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I expected more of an impact in his short Rochester stint. He's got decent height at 6-1, looks like he has good hands and offensive hockey sense. He had great stats at Maine. If there is a lockout Rochester should be loaded. He needs a good season in rochesters top 6.

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