Sakic also signed an offer sheet that was to my knowledge probably the most hostile offer sheet in history, which left the Avs scrambling and having to clear out salary, and he got back into the good graces as we all know.
I think you have to go with the 1998 Carolina offer sheet to Fedorov as the worst. $14m signing bonus, $2m salary and the poison pill $12m bonus if his team reached the conference finals--something Detroit was highly likely to do while Carolina wasn't. Detroit matched and it worked out to $28m for 43 total games including the playoffs in 1998.
*bonuses like team playoff performance are no longer allowed in contracts since the 2005 CBA.
After watching Jones get a really good payout for a small sample of good play worries me in this situation. That's nearly 10 million dollars of cap space that could be for two players that are more useful on the third line than the second.
So when we get a 1st and a 3rd and the 1st is in the top 5 and ROR goes back to being a 30 point player at 6.5 mil a year...Sherman will look silly?
To be fair, I dont know that will happen but it COULD
I can't predict the future either, but unless Sherman can negociate a trade with the Flames that brings us a better return than a 1st and a 3rd. Sherman and the Avs are gonna look like morons next week...
Still feeling the same way about Sherman's performance?
Gods, did he ever get bent over in this situation. Wow.
This organization went from top notch to a league joke under Sherman's command. He has faild us fans miserably. We would be WAY better off if we would have kept all our players/picks instead of making all those ridiculous trades.
What do we do now? With ROR back we are finishing with a worse pick and this situation will blow up into our face in 1.5 years. I am a little scared.
Can anyone fill me in how team requested arbitration works?