therodigy Posted January 25, 2016 Share Posted January 25, 2016 I've been seeing a lot of postings on potential trades, as well as potential FA signings, but not many on offer sheets so I thought I would throw a wrench in the engine with this topic. With the ample cap space we have available, and with several teams either being cap strapped or low budget, perhaps it's an avenue worth exploring. Columbus may be an easy target having both Seth Jones AND Ryan Murray heading to RFA Status. Obviously, the catch to offer sheets are the draft pick compensations. Vancouver would have to surrender a 1st and 3rd if teams don't match AAV signings of approximately 5.475 million, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd picks for signings for upwards of approximately 7.3. For me, those players sound more attractive than a Byfuglien or a Yandle signing. They also fit JB's youth mandate better. Would it make sense to offer sheet both Seth Jones and Ryan Murray at 5 million each? 6 million? Columbus may be strapped, with their only significant contract coming off the books being Rene Bourque. With Savard's extension kicking in next year, that leaves Columbus with around 6 to 7 million in free cap space to arrange their roster. We have the luxury of cap space with Vrbata, Hamhuis, Prust, and Weber coming off the books through either trades or FA. I think it's worth potentially losing out on two or three draft picks for one or two young, right handed defensemen, especially IF JB is not as keen on the 2017 draft class as he is on this year's. Question is whether it's worth it to gamble that much money on players who have not reached, and may possibly may not reach, their potential, while possibly souring future relations with Columbus. Would love to hear your thoughts. Be gentle. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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