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08-16-2005, 10:51 PM
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It looks to me like the numbers are true, and he signed for what could be termed less than FMV. This is a steal for the team.

Now if we can get the remaining 4 or 5 locked up for their values, MM should get his wish and have 4-5M in room to open the season with. Unless someone is traded before camp ends, I don't see any more big-ticket signings or moves by the club until before the holiday moratorium or the trade deadline, possibly to see who would be shopping at that point.

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08-16-2005, 11:46 PM
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$1.2 mil just makes no sense to me. Far less than his QO of $1.75, so if Sopel was willing to sign for less than his QO, why did he opt for arbitration? Makes no sense, I'd count on it being $2.4 mil per season.
Confirmed via TSN.ca


UNIONDALE, New York (Ticker) - The New York Islanders solidified their blue line Tuesday, re-signing defencemen Brent Sopel to a two-year contract and Radek Martinek to a one-year deal.

Sopel will earn $1.2 million for the 2005-06 season while Martinek will collect $575,000

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great signing for 1.2

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great signing for 1.2
Hahn says in today's Newsday $2.4mil per, but everywhere else says $1.2mil per. Let's hope that Hahn is wrong (again).

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Newsday says it 2year 4.8 but NHLPA says its 1.2 a year. I dont know?

http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey...ckey-headlines

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Newsday says it 2year 4.8 but NHLPA says its 1.2 a year. I dont know?
newsday seems to be the only place reporting that, as for the NHLPA i don't see it on there site.

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newsday seems to be the only place reporting that, as for the NHLPA i don't see it on there site.
Definitely a steal for the Isles if it is the 1.2. It seems like they have enough money left for Dipi and Parrish assuming Dipi and MM can agree. Here's an idea, I think the Isles will have a little bit of cap room, how about making an offer to Colin White. He's an RFA but the Devils have major cap trouble. I don't think White would be too much maybe 1 mil and would be perfect for this team. Think they still need a 3rd center too, anyone available?

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UNIONDALE, New York (Ticker) - The New York Islanders solidified their blue line Tuesday, re-signing defencemen Brent Sopel to a two-year contract and Radek Martinek to a one-year deal.

Sopel will earn $1.2 million for the 2005-06 season while Martinek will collect $575,000
I agree with Mr. Griffin. It doesn't make sense for him to get 1.2 (unless he's getting 3.4 the following year, which wouldn't change the cap #'s). Moreover, this is the sort of thing that Newsday is likely to get right. I doubt Hahn would yell and scream about little room left under the cap for a deal with the Rick without double-checking the terms of the Sopel deal.

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Here's an idea, I think the Isles will have a little bit of cap room, how about making an offer to Colin White. He's an RFA but the Devils have major cap trouble. I don't think White would be too much maybe 1 mil and would be perfect for this team. Think they still need a 3rd center too, anyone available?

Would love for the Isles to get White. I think he would be an excellent dman for crease clearing on the PK. However, I wouldn't mess around with RFA signings. It can only cause bad blood. Maybe the Isles could deal for him?

I'm not sure if Lamorillo has a policy on making trades within the conference or division. I know he has made some very minor deadline trades with the Isles. Vanbiesbrouk & Nemchinov etc.

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I fear Hahn got it right this time...and it's 2.4 PER yr
IMO way too high for Sopel...not good.

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$2.4 mil for Sopel is MUCH better than the $2.5 mil the Rangers ponied up for Malik. I think Sopel is going to greatly benefit from the new rules where a more mobile defense will be a priority. At this point I don't think Sopel is worth $2.4 mil, at least to the Canucks he wasn't, but I think he still has room to grow.

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TSN.ca on Sopel

TSN.ca thinks it's $1.2 million per year, and it's still not listed on the NHLPA site. What makes you think it's $2.4 million per year? Thanks.

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Im leaning towards 1.2 a year. Malik already was making $1.65 million a season before the lockout. Sopel wasnt breaking a million yet until his lockout signing with vancouver.

http://asp.usatoday.com/sports/hocke...pel&player=812

either way Sopel got a raise....I cant see a 1.525 raise without playing a single game with his new team!

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2.4 does seem more believable to me.

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Im leaning towards 1.2 a year. Malik already was making $1.65 million a season before the lockout. Sopel wasnt breaking a million yet until his lockout signing with vancouver.

http://asp.usatoday.com/sports/hocke...pel&player=812

either way Sopel got a raise....I cant see a 1.525 raise without playing a single game with his new team!
I could be wrong but i looked at the NHLPA site when we traded for him they said his salary would have been 1.75 million for the lockout season. I assume his QO would have to had been at same rate.

If what you found is right then 1.2 million sounds like a nice raise


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08-17-2005, 10:27 AM
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Im leaning towards 1.2 a year. Malik already was making $1.65 million a season before the lockout. Sopel wasnt breaking a million yet until his lockout signing with vancouver.

http://asp.usatoday.com/sports/hocke...pel&player=812

either way Sopel got a raise....I cant see a 1.525 raise without playing a single game with his new team!
Sopel's QO was for $1.75 mil, in 03/04 Sopel earned $2.3 mil. I don't understand why Sopel would file for arbitration, only to sign for far less than his QO, makes absolutely no sense. On top of that the Canucks dealt Sopel for the very reason that they would not be able to afford him. If Sopel was willing to sign for $1.2 mil, don't you think he would've been more likely to do so in Vancouver? Sopel at $1.2 mil makes zero sense. If true, Milbury has finally done something right!

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08-17-2005, 11:24 AM
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Looks like 2.4m per year..

http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey...orts-headlines

There was enough, however, to give recently acquired defenseman Brent Sopel a
two-year contract yesterday worth $4.8 million to avoid arbitration.

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There was enough, however, to give recently acquired defenseman Brent Sopel a
two-year contract yesterday worth $4.8 million to avoid arbitration.
this is the only article that mentions 4.8, everywhere else is 2.4

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this is the only article that mentions 4.8, everywhere else is 2.4
Yep, tsn.ca/nhl.com's transaction tracker lists it as $1.2million. Would love it if nhlpa.com would put it up.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature.asp?fid=6926

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Janne...

Janne Niinimaa (D) - 2005/06 Salary $2.432 million.

If 2.4 is correct, then MM paid Sopel a similar amount as Janne with the 24% rollback.

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this is the only article that mentions 4.8, everywhere else is 2.4
This is the only article that specifically breaks down his salary, most of this has been websites that only post his salary.

I hope it's 1.2m but I suspect after reading Hahn write it's 4.8m I think it must be 2.4m a year.

We'll see. NHLPA has nothing, they still do not even have Weinhandl but sometimes have the signing posted a week before it's made public.

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does anyone have a link to info about sopel's 2004-2005 salary? many have referenced him making 1.7 qualifier...but i havent seen any articles reference that.

thanks!

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does anyone have a link to info about sopel's 2004-2005 salary? many have referenced him making 1.7 qualifier...but i havent seen any articles reference that.

thanks!
http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=1259202&postcount=1

Sopel's 04/05 salary in this thread is listed as $2.1 mil, making his QO just under $1.6 mil.

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Sopels Salary ????

What exactly is his salary for two years... tsn has him making 1.2 mill, this year .then hahn has him making 4.8 mill for 2 year ...which would average out at 2.4 this year ...


so is it 1.2?
or 2.4?.....for this year ?

 
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For what its worth, and I think it has some stock, the NHL official website has a blurb in the Lecavalier signing article that Sopel's deal is a two-year, $2.4 million contract.

http://www.nhl.com/news/2005/08/233190.html (posted at 11:38 ET last night)

"Brent Sopel and the New York Islanders avoided an arbitration hearing after the defenceman and the team agreed to a $2.4-million, two-year contract. The Islanders acquired Sopel, a six-foot-one, 210-pound blue-liner, from the Vancouver Canucks earlier this month for a conditional draft pick."

That would appear to suggest $1.2 million/year.

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