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04-04-2014, 03:33 PM
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Chevy should consider a RFA offer sheet

I've seen a few threads floating around with possible lineups next year. Most of them centre around adding a 3rd line winger and a #2 LHD (I'm leaving the goalie upgrade for other threads)

What I'd like to see is Chevy take a look at trying to acquire one genuine top end player by signing an RFA to an offer sheet. Consider:

-RFA's will tend to fit the age profile of the Jets much better than your average UFA
-It allows us to potentially acquire a high-end asset with room to improve his game
-Last year was the best year to try this, in my opinion, since so many teams were up against the artificially low cap and had to offer bridge deals below market to a number of good players. However, you can usually count on one or two GM's screwing up their cap management (I'm looking at you, Nonis). Targeting their RFA's who are being pressured to sign bridge deals with longer term contracts will lessen the likelihood of the team matching
-The compensation for acquiring mid- to high-end talent this way is not excessive, AFAIC (getting a superstar this way is outrageous).

•$1,110,249 or below - No Compensation
•Over $1,110,249 to $1,682,194 - 3rd round pick
•Over $1,682,194 to $3,364,391 - 2nd round pick
•Over $3,364,391 to $5,046,585 - 1st round pick, 3rd
•Over $5,046,585 to $6,728,781 - 1st round pick, 2nd, 3rd
•Over $6,728,781 To $8,410,976 - Two 1st Round Picks, 2nd, 3rd
•Over $8,410,976 - Four 1st Round Picks

As an example (and this is only an example), Torey Krug is an RFA this summer. Boston only has 17 players signed next year and $9 million in cap space to fill up their roster. I'm sure they see Krug as a big part of their organization in the future, but they probably can't sign him to a $5-6 million, 6-year contract. They will probably offer him a two-year deal at $3-4 million. Why shouldn`t Chevy offer him $5 million for five years? I'd be ok with giving up a first and a third for Krug (even more so if Chevy had picked up his bloody phone and sold some UFA's for picks this year).

A move like this would make your left side depth chart look like Enstrom, Krug, Morissey in a couple of year's time and give you the flexibility to flip Enstrom before his UFA year for a pretty nice return, I would imagine.

I have always found the arguments against using offer sheets to be pretty weak and can't figure out why more aren't used, unless there is a gentlemen's agreement among GM's to avoid it.

Any thoughts?

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I'm not against tendering an offer sheet, but...

Krug would be a terrible target. He's not worth the value of that contract or the assets to acquire him. He's an extremely sheltered specialist on arguably the best team in the league, and he still gets exposed regularly when he plays against good competition.

We could just dig up Marc-Andre Bergeron if we want a PP specialist who can't play defense.

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04-04-2014, 03:48 PM
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The biggest problem with an offer sheet this season is our lack of 2nd round pick, we would have to offer a contract worth less than 5 million a year or more than 6.7 million. If you offer less than 5 million the other team will probably match, and im not sure that there is a player this year that is worth more than 6.7 this season that the team who holds their rights wouldn't match at any price.

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I have always found the arguments against using offer sheets to be pretty weak and can't figure out why more aren't used, unless there is a gentlemen's agreement among GM's to avoid it.

Any thoughts?
There's absolutely a gentleman's agreement not to do it. Have you forgotten the animosity generated every time one has been signed?

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I'm not against tendering an offer sheet, but...

Krug would be a terrible target. He's not worth the value of that contract or the assets to acquire him. He's an extremely sheltered specialist on arguably the best team in the league, and he still gets exposed regularly when he plays against good competition.

We could just dig up Marc-Andre Bergeron if we want a PP specialist who can't play defense.
Agreed. I'd hate to pay Krug $5M a year and give up a first to get him.

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Why would we want Krug?

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04-04-2014, 04:46 PM
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I don't like the idea at all.

The only RFA that I think might be worth a shot would be Reimer for about $2.75. I'd give up a 2nd rounder for him, and I think the Leafs are going to have real cap problems and probably can't afford to pay Reimer that much. The problem is that we don't have a 2nd round pick (Setoguchi).

Anyway, I don't see the Jets ever seeing RFA as a way to build a team, for a ton of reasons.

(p.s. no way that I would give Krug that sort of deal, or give up that much in a trade).

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No thanks to Torrey Krug. No offense meant to Boston, he fits well there because of the position he's in. Him on our team would be a completely different scenario.

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It's a slippery slope when it comes offer sheets, imagine some team putting one out for Trouba in a few years like Philly did for Shea Weber, that would suck. I think the Jets should stay clear of that and avoid having any targets placed on them (place nice so to speak)

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For the guys saying we do not have a 2nd........Free agent period starts in July .... after this years draft so it would be 2015 picks.

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offers on other teams RFAs are not the way to go. In 2015 you could not make the playoffs win the draft lottery and lose out on a generational talent like McDavid because you gave up your 1st round pick as compensation. 2015 is supposed to be a very deep draft as well.

I would guess that no team offer sheets a RFA this year.

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