i still just see it as a stupid pointless slap in the face to their organization, as the gm would be fired on the spot for not matching so he obviously would match. financially handicapping them is all you would be doing by making them sign a contract they never negotiated, so its just a pointless dickmove.
theres a time and place for offersheets but everytime a player has a breakout season isnt it.
edit: and its easy to say just sign them before july 1st but theres other what if factors to it. What if edler finally emerges as a norris caliber dman this year? and burrows scores 45 goals? lol unlikely i know, but they could offer kassian a decent overpayment gambling he is going to be the next lucic. then we lose out on utilizing kassian in his breakout seasons under a cheap contract because we were forced to let him walk... actually thinking about it, there is the time and place for an offersheet and im sure he would probably get one anyways haha
this is a business, no one is here to make friends. there is always a fear of reperussions for your actions but if you never gamble how are you gonna win?
if everything goes peachy...
to fla: luongo, raymond
to van: bjugstad, bergenheim, 2nd pick 2012
to nsh: ballard
to van: 3rd pick 2013
sign doan 2yr/11m
sign ellis 2yr/3m
sign oreilly 5yrs/19m
sign hannan 1yr/1m
sign eminger 1yr/.800kCAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom LineupFORWARDS
Daniel Sedin ($6.100m) / Henrik Sedin ($6.100m) / Shane Doan ($5.500m)
Alexandre Burrows ($2.000m) / Ryan Kesler ($5.000m) / David Booth ($4.250m)
Chris Higgins ($1.900m) / Ryan O'Reilly ($3.800m) / Jannik Hansen ($1.350m)
Sean Bergenheim ($2.750m) / Maxim Lapierre ($1.000m) / Dale Weise ($0.615m)
Manny Malhotra ($2.500m) /DEFENSEMEN
Dan Hamhuis ($4.500m) / Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m)
Alexander Edler ($3.250m) / Jason Garrison ($4.600m)
Scott Hannan ($1.000m) / Chris Tanev ($0.900m)
Andrew Alberts ($1.225m) / Steve Eminger ($0.800m)GOALTENDERS
Cory Schneider ($4.000m)
Dan Ellis ($1.500m)------CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)SALARY CAP:
$70,200,000; CAP PAYROLL:
$0CAP SPACE (23-man roster):
Edited by billabong, 14 August 2012 - 12:20 PM.