James Mirtle @mirtle
Some team could offer sheet Subban up to $5.04-million AAV and only give up two picks: 1st and 3rd. If it's a late first, why not?
^^this is a good point. someone (like us!) should just do that...although it would kill us for this draft b/c we wouldn't be picking in the first 3 rounds. but
You do that in a heartbeat if it doesn't cause cap issues down the road with re-signing some of the current roster. You probably aren't going to end up with someone of Subban's caliber in the draft and this team already has a glut of prospects that the GM doesn't seem intent on moving.
I like DHF and a few other's thought of giving Subban an OS, but how much truth is there to the Bowman trade negotiations thing in which he supposedly only has a few general managers he trades with? Those guys are Tallon, Murray, Chevy, and a couple others. I think that it's just coincidence and that the Hawks can make a trade with 75 percent of the league if the right situation arose, so I say we give Subban an OS. Hope Bergy doesn't get pissed. However, you know what? It's a business.
I was under the impression that to OS you need the picks for the upcoming draft. That's why a lot of people were mad Stan traded our 2013 2nd/3rd rounds picks last year for Oduya. They wanted to offersheet Schiender with them over the summer.