And this is why garbage rumor sites flourish. He's already proven himself to be fraudulent. He 'confirmed' that Parise SIGNED A DEAL with the Penguins. Didn't allude to it. Didn't hint at it. 'CONFIRMED' it.
Even though that's happened, people want to give the guy another chance. However, if a mainstream reporter pulled that, they'd never work again.
You really hate those people, huh? They are like hockey tabloids. No one takes them seriously, but they are entertaining, that's why they flourish.
The problem with that source is he came out and said "well the MSM may be slow and take a couple days to get it"...
Well, Regier was quoted as saying they were discussing with Ennis last week. So there's a decent chance a deal with Ennis would get done soon anyways. The fact one gets done does not mean that "source" was right, only that he guessed right given the known odds. But that wouldn't stop the "source" from claiming victory.
The only way to refute it would be if Regier/Ennis/agent came out and said there is no deal yet. Which would be stupid...they probably don't give a **** what some random "source" says.
Regier also spoke on the contract negotiations with Tyler Ennis, who’s slotted to center one of the top two lines this year.
“We spoke with his agent yesterday (Tuesday) and I think that will continue today,” Regier said. “That’s always a hard one [to say how close the sides are]. Close. … The positive is it’s moving in the right direction.”
Let's give Ennis the Roy contract. 6 years/24 million.Ennis will be worth 4+ a year after next season. If he stays healthy I see him really breaking out,30-40-70 is not out of the question.I'd prefer not to give him the classic 2nd contract taking him to RFA status for a season, because he will demand a lot more then compared to what we could get him signed for now.
If he would go for an Ehrhoff type deal, I'd do that in a heartbeat too, but it's doubtful a 22 year old will want to get locked in making only 40 million for 10 prime years of his career.At this point, considering how long it's taking to strike a deal, I can see all these scenarios being gone over with Regier and Ennis' agent.
Ennis enters the season as Buffalo's No. 1 center but missed 34 games last year and is unlikely to get a massive jump from the $875,000 he made last season. Regier said he expects to speak again with the Ennis camp this week.
I sure hope that isn't what the organization is telling the media. With last year's reports that several players were angry with the size of the contracts they were giving out in UFA, and now the silly offer they're throwing at Doan, I think the quickest way to drive a wedge through your locker room is to throw silly money at UFAs and then bludgeon your RFAs to death just because you have leverage. Enroth was close to returning to Sweden because of that negotiating tactic.
I'm all for them avoiding silly RFA contracts, but to be telling Ennis that he isn't going to be getting much of a raise from $875k, while offering a 36 year-old 30 million dollars, is fairly ridiculous.