I dont think DW is the kind of GM who puts all his eggs in one basket. Wonder if he is in any serious talks with a different team(s) along the lines of a similar trade. i.e a fast top-6 player for Clowe/Pavs.
I dont see how more teams would not be interested in Clowe/Pavs as they bring a lot to the table.
What?! Look, he thinks he's people!
But in all seriousness, you make a good point - Carolina is willing to pony up for a quality forward. Throwing everything and the kitchen sink to get Nash might be idiotic without seeing what that proposed package could get elsewhere first. Overpaying for a name?
Whats the problem?? Good for him, we're stacked on D. Are you thinking of Dominic Moore?
No, no, I know it's Mike...I just really liked his game in the brief time he was called up and thought he'd be an asset in the future. It's not so much that I think we NEED him as much as I just like the guy and think he's just the type you want in the system. I still wish him the best, of course, and maybe he'll have a better chance to play in Nashville, who knows.
Again, comparing an RFA with UFA's. If Johnson was on the open market he could have got $4.5-$5M easy, maybe even more.
Garrison took a bit of a hometown discount with Vancouver. That was where he always wanted to play.
Ahh good point...didn't notice that somehow...still think Garrisson might have gotten an inflated contract that he won't live up to...contracts over 4 years I think are just really risky, but I'm not a GM...
I will just return to daydreaming a happy world with puppies and clouds and where Semin signs with the Sharks....
I think EJ's contract is a steal. He's a good #2 playing the #1 role on a bad team, but I'd bet he'll be a legit #1 by the end of thia contract. His play has steadily improved since he got to Colorado.
That's the right contract for him, he should not be getting more than 7.5.
I keep wondering if the new CBA is gonna put an end to loaded contracts. There should also probably be a restriction on the number of years a player can sign for. Maximum 8 year contracts with no larger than a 2 million dollar difference between the highest salary and lowest salary in the duration of the contract. Something like that.
then wouldnt he be a rfa next year, if he was drafted with crosby and crosby hits ufa next year, and crosby went straight to the nhl
or did crosby's injuries cost him a year considered for UFA?
im likely wrong but someone wanna explain this?
Staal entered the same year as MEV, and would have been UFA the same time as Vlasic, so that's a better comparable. Crosby being UFA next year just means the Pens bought a year of UFA in the contract he has now. I'm not sure how LTIR factors into the games towards an accrued season, but I would imagine it doesn't work against the player if he's injured for half the year.
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