sniper wrote:2 years $10M. Second year is $6.5M.
Compensation is 1st and 3rd rounder.
I'd let them have him.
sniper wrote:Yeah I don't get it. They get a good player, but not great. And at the end of the contract they have to qualify him at the $6.5M. On top of that you give up a pick that could easily be a better player? Why???
MRandall25 wrote:Isn't *this* what the entire lockout was for?
$6.5 mil for a 55 point scorer. doesn't even cut it.
Edit: Yes, I realize it's a $5 mil cap hit, but the next qualifying offer is set at $6.5 mil. No one should be paying him that.
This just sets an ugly precedent.
mikey287 wrote:I'm gonna take the other side of this actually...good for Calgary...it's about time they take a chance...ever since that Gilmour trade, they've recycled the same crap, the same un-recyclable garbage every year. I feel like Tanguay, Cammalleri, Langkow, etc. have been lost and re-bought, worse for wear and tear, a dozen times each at this point. They haven't had a center in forever, they haven't flushed their system in forever, they're stuck in hockey's version of limbo until Kiprusoff keels over...**** it...what do you have to lose? You're the worst run franchise in the National Hockey League and the only one that comes close is Columbus and that's an expansion team, who cares...
If I'm Calgary I see this thing through though...this is a horrible idea for a band-aid, it's a great idea to start a revolution. Flush the whole thing. All at once, shock the system. Just top of my head (no need to nitpick each move for value, I'm not thinking about it)
Tanguay -> Boston for KoKo
Cammalleri -> San Jose for Nieto
Iginla -> Pittsburgh for Maatta, Jeffrey and a 1st
Stempniak -> Whoever will take him for a 3rd and a long shot prospect
Hudler -> Florida for Trochek or Grimaldi
Bouwmeester -> Detroit for Sproul
Wideman -> amnesty buyout, **** him...
Stajan -> Washington for a 4th
Sarich -> Throw him that Iginla deal to Pittsburgh, why not...
Kiprusoff -> Chicago (assuming Crawford loses one of these games) for a 2nd and Fournier/Olsen/Johns
Purge the rest, start again.
Gaucho wrote:columbia wrote:They could have flushed the system with all of the above and retained the lottery pick.
If you are going to suck, you need to do it all the way.
pcm wrote:Wow, does that mean they cant trade him for a while?
Knowing the avs, they matched because his 1st year salary is $3.6m, which they're happy to pay. but i'm sure they'll trade him before that 6.5m kicks in (unless theres a rule against trading guys signed on offer sheet).
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