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03-21-2009, 04:46 PM
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What do you think Gabby will go for?

Seems to me he really screwed up when he turned down the rumoured 8mil per long-term extension. So I guess the question is, is he better served signing a short-term deal with a team where he can light it up (say ATL), or should he just take the biggest deal available? He's only 27, so if he took a 2yr deal for between 5-6 per, stayed healthy and put up numbers, he's 29 when UFA again and probably back in the 8mil conversation ( I realize thats a lot of ifs). If he signs a long-term deal, what does anyone think he could possibly get and from who?

I'm thinking if its long-term one of

MTL, NYI, TOR, VAN

term maybe

6yr 40mil = 6.67per

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03-21-2009, 04:50 PM
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Gaborik's a very talented player, but with the uncertainty surrounding the cap, I think it'd be beyond stupid to give him a big money long term deal.

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Seems to me he really screwed up when he turned down the rumoured 8mil per long-term extension. So I guess the question is, is he better served signing a short-term deal with a team where he can light it up (say ATL), or should he just take the biggest deal available? He's only 27, so if he took a 2yr deal for between 5-6 per, stayed healthy and put up numbers, he's 29 when UFA again and probably back in the 8mil conversation ( I realize thats a lot of ifs). If he signs a long-term deal, what does anyone think he could possibly get and from who?

I'm thinking if its long-term one of

MTL, NYI, TOR, VAN

term maybe

6yr 40mil = 6.67per

Thoughts?
He has already stated that he wants to come to LA, so I could see him signing a 3-4 year 6 mil/per. deal.

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He'll get a big contract. You know some team will offer hima major deal.

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He has already stated that he wants to come to LA, so I could see him signing a 3-4 year 6 mil/per. deal.
How would that fit into the Kings cap situation 2 years down the road when it's time they have to dish out contract extensions to all those young stars they have?

I don't think Gaborik would be able to get a contract consisting of more than 3 years. With that said I'd like to see Toronto attempt to sign him for 2years/6mill.

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^I don't see the point of signing a superstar when you barely started re-building and won't finish in 2 years.

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I'd love to see him in Toronto. It won't happen though, I don't think Burke will sign him to the sort of long term deal he'd want.

Best thing for Gaborik would probably be to sign a one year deal in a good offensive system and try to rack up some points. I wonder if Atlanta or Pittsburgh would be interested, the lure of playing with Kovalchuk or Crosby/Malkin could probably get him in at a fair price. Similar scenario with the Kings and Kopitar.

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^I don't see the point of signing a superstar when you barely started re-building and won't finish in 2 years.
He's still young and would barely be 30 at the end of the contract. If he puts up #'s and avoids injury the Leafs could extend his contract. I understand it's sort of an experiment but the Leafs could afford the contract for 2 years + he's one of my favourite stars without the injuries, that's all.

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I'd like to see a consensus poll in this thread regarding whether or not people think Gaborik will receive a long-term contract (3+ years) or an experimental short-term contract (2 years or less) + a re-signing bonus..

Personally I don't think he will receive a long-term contract unless it comes from the bottom feeding teams with cap-space.. Gabby will then have to decide to take a mill or 2 less + long term deal on a losing team or a short term deal on a good team with incentives if he plays up to the money.

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He's still young and would barely be 30 at the end of the contract. If he puts up #'s and avoids injury the Leafs could extend his contract. I understand it's sort of an experiment but the Leafs could afford the contract for 2 years + he's one of my favourite stars without the injuries, that's all.
But he takes significant part of the cap.

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But he takes significant part of the cap.
The Leafs don't use their existing cap room.

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How would that fit into the Kings cap situation 2 years down the road when it's time they have to dish out contract extensions to all those young stars they have?
That's when we trade him for more assets

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Seems to me he really screwed up when he turned down the rumoured 8mil per long-term extension. So I guess the question is, is he better served signing a short-term deal with a team where he can light it up (say ATL), or should he just take the biggest deal available? He's only 27, so if he took a 2yr deal for between 5-6 per, stayed healthy and put up numbers, he's 29 when UFA again and probably back in the 8mil conversation ( I realize thats a lot of ifs). If he signs a long-term deal, what does anyone think he could possibly get and from who?

I'm thinking if its long-term one of

MTL, NYI, TOR, VAN

term maybe

6yr 40mil = 6.67per

Thoughts?



I don't think he gets a big deal only because we don't know how stable he will be from injury. When he is healthy, he can produce. I think he gets signed for 1-2 years max at 4-5 million, obviously that depends on the cap situation too, it could be slightly higher.

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Gaborik will get 4-5 million per on a two year deal imo.

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he'll get a a 3-year deal / 5.5 per year

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he'll get a a 3-year deal / 5.5 per year
I doubt that a 3 year deal worth 5.5 per is in his best interest..

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I doubt that a 3 year deal worth 5.5 per is in his best interest..
I agree, he would be stupid to not extend his contract in Minnesota short term for the same amount he's getting now. Why wouldn't he do that? Especially if he's not gonna fetch more than what he makes now on the FA market.

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Gaborik and Hossa to VAN to replace the Sedins and play with their buddy Demitra.

That's my prediction.

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I agree, he would be stupid to not extend his contract in Minnesota short term for the same amount he's getting now. Why wouldn't he do that? Especially if he's not gonna fetch more than what he makes now on the FA market.
I thought I read that he's grown weary of Jacques Lemaire coaching style. You can't really blame him. Face it, Gaborik wants to play in a system which showcases his talents. A system that enables him to float a bit.

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After Kovalchuk signs elsewhere, Atlanta offers him ridiculous terms.

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After Kovalchuk signs elsewhere, Atlanta offers him ridiculous terms.
Seeing Kovalchuk isn't a UFA until 2010, Atlanta would have to sign Gaborik this summer when he's a UFA.

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How would that fit into the Kings cap situation 2 years down the road when it's time they have to dish out contract extensions to all those young stars they have?

I don't think Gaborik would be able to get a contract consisting of more than 3 years. With that said I'd like to see Toronto attempt to sign him for 2years/6mill.
Well the Kings have a lot of their fwds signed cheap, O' Sullivan being one of them before he was traded. Past that they had to try to get off the cap floor with those players signed. They will be more than ok.

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^I don't see the point of signing a superstar when you barely started re-building and won't finish in 2 years.
If you are talking about ATL, then yes. But if you are talking about the kings, its pretty obvious they are a playoff team next year with Gabby (healthy or not).

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Someone will give him 5/30, I just hope it's not the Rangers.

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I wouldn't want the Leafs to even consider touching Gaborik with a 50 ft. greased pole regardless of his talent level as he appears, to me, to be on the road to becoming Foppa v2.0 injury-wise. The Leafs cannot afford to waste significant cap-space anymore on players who are likely to spend a significant number of games on the injury list.

IF, in a few years, Gaborik is able to regain (and maintain) his health, he may be deemed worthy of the type of contract that people in this thread are willing to sign him for.

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Has Gaborik missed enough games this year the qualify for an incentive laden contract?

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