Bobby Ryan, Mayor has saying he'd come here as a UFA because he's friends with a bunch of Kings players.
Ottawa gave up a lot to get him and from the interviews Ryan gave after surgery in APril, he and his wife love it there and he wants to sign a LTC with them.
And they'll have he $$ he wants, which was rumored to be in the 7.5 range.
Not saying Gaborik won't stay, but if you can find a player in the last 4 years since the Kings have become a quality/Cup Contender/2x Cup Winner where a player took less to come here/stay here, I'd love to know who you think it was.
There won't be a hometown discount, not with all the money that's out there right now and not if history is any sort of guide.