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1 day, 13 hours ago on Tying Up St. Louis for Callahan Loose Ends
@Ranger Dave @shoot_the_goalie@Bueller@IcyCup
Ranger Dave. On second thought let's just make the wager just for pride. It's my attention to details, but just read that unless the blog is a charitable organization (which I'm assuming it's not), technically this could cause issues and I wouldn't want to cause that or set an unfavorable precedent. Especially since we're involving the blog without it's consent. Chances are no one would really care, but don't want to take even the smallest chance of causing problems for the blog out of courtesy for those who run it. Hope you understand.
@Ranger Dave @shoot_the_goalie@Bueller@IcyCup
One last thing...I said it on top, but this applies only to him entering the open market. If he signs with TB, this is all mute. But doubt thats gonna happen. Cheers.
1 day, 14 hours ago on Tying Up St. Louis for Callahan Loose Ends
@Ranger Dave @Bueller@shoot_the_goalie@IcyCup
good or bad? lol.
@Ranger Dave @shoot_the_goalie@IcyCup
Oh damn...I meant to put in that caveat! I swear I did say it earlier in a post somewhere that the only way he'll get a downgraded offer is if he suffers a serious injury. But yes, the wager is that he'll get at least 6yrs at 6.5m with full NTC pending no serious injuries. (i.e, concussion, eye injury, etc) It's on like Donkey Kong unless Kevin has any issues with us defiling his blog. heh.
@Ranger Dave @shoot_the_goalie@calithirteen@IcyCup
Who thought David Clarkson would get the money he got last year? There's always a GM out there who overspends (usually it's our own). You're basically agreeing that someone will pay him 6yrs at 6m per with NTC. Isn't it conceivable that someone offers him 500k more a year if there are multiple suitors, which I think there will be?
I disagree. I think he'll get at least 6yrs at 6.5m with a full no movement clause IF he chooses to test the open market. Friendly wager? Whoever loses donates $20 to Kevin for maintaining the blog? Either way, one step closer to maybe helping to get a better hosting site? Did I just suggest to make Kevin's blog an online gaming site? ha.
with all that said, glad Slats did not sign him. I would have been fine with 6yrs/6m per but had to have a modified NTC like the one Dan G. got. And clearly that's what stopped Cally from signing.
1 day, 16 hours ago on Tying Up St. Louis for Callahan Loose Ends
and when he gets 6yrs at 6.5-7m per with a full NTC from someone else, he's gonna turn to Bartlett and say, "Nice job. And thanks for taking all that heat off of me so I still look like the good guy" NYR were ready to give him 6yrs at 6m w/ modified NTC. That's what they thought his market value was under their tight cap restrictions. Other teams will not have the same cap restrictions, and I'm sure will be willing to pay a little higher than what the NYR were wiling to give in order to get one of the top UFAs on the market this year. So not sure why people think he's all of the sudden gonna get downgraded offers. It's not how the typical sports market works. No, Cally's not gonna get 8 years at 7.5m per w/ NTC (and I'm sure he didn't really think he was going to get that either - but you shoot for the moon on first try, right?) But Slats just set the market for Cally, and it's up to other GMs to go higher if they really want him, which some will. Only reason I can see Cally getting downgraded offers is if he suffers a significant injury that scares GMs away.
Slats had some leverage. With UFAs, the GM has little to no leverage. Slats always uses his leverage against his players cause he can, and I would too. With UFAs, if you want them, you gotta pay them what they want and final say is up to the player. You can't trade a UFA if they don't agree to your terms and UFAs have nothing to lose as long as they have one team that they'll be happy with. That's why Richie, Gomez, Drury, etc...got paid so much.
Nope...unless Slats loses his mind and offers Cally more that his final offer. Knowing Slats though, he could do it!
1 day, 17 hours ago on Tying Up St. Louis for Callahan Loose Ends
Greg Campbell? I joke and I get your point.
@gravey94 @shoot_the_goalie@Ranger Dave
I would be shocked then that they didn't trade him at the deadline.
he won't get a letter unless he signs with TB.
@gravey94 @upstate tom
before cap era though, it was getting outta hand. and a lot of people blamed the NYR.
depends on the injury. If it's a severe concussion or eye injury or anything that scares GMs away, his offers will plummet. If it's a broken bone, dislocated shoulder, something with a finite healing time, even with his history, I don't think it affects that market that much.
@gravey94 @Ranger Dave
Orpik! he won't leave PIT though I think.
I don't think Snow is doing that bad of a job, considering what and who he has to work with. If you had Wang as your boss, most people would have traded Tavares for a 3rd round pick by now. Snow is just Wang's puppet, as Wang loves to be involved but has no idea what he's doing.
well, at least we know it won't be Slats this time who overpays for a UFA on the market. Or will it? heh.