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 was posted in the NHL thread on here.
The Hawks do have some guys that hit, but adding another guy who has consistent physicality as an element to his game would be a tremendous addition. The downside is that the Hawks don't have a pick until the fourth-round of the draft if they give Subban, he signs it, and Bergy doesn't match it. The defense would be outstanding. You put Montador on LTIR and have Brookbank and Rozsival (presumably) as your seventh and eighth defenseman. That's what you call depth if you ask me. Nothing is preventing you from still flipping a defenseman in a trade for another center or goaltender. Chances are that Subban is a better player than the guy we will hopefully be picking late in the first-round. I think giving up a late first and a third will be a better deal for the Hawks than what they'll have to give up in a straight up trade.
I say let's do it, but I'd like to hear your thoughts.
Signing PK means making a trade to clear some of our existing cap first, I think. Also don't think it's possible to keep both Leddy and PK past this season. Though Christ, could you imagine this back end:
If you think you can just offersheet him and easily sign him because Montreal doesn't want to give a long term contract you're dreaming. Just because we want to sign him to a bridge deal doesn't mean we won't match any offer sheets.
What? You don't keep the picks if you match the OS.
What he's saying is in his opinion, no matter how much Subban would potentially sign an OS for, they would pay him that dollar amount since it would still be more valuable than the compensation they received back.
I, for one, think that's absurd since Nashville would have gotten four first-round picks for Weber. However, Subban won't get that money.