ToddM wrote: Troy McClure wrote:
SaintAngerBH wrote:Yeah. But, he fills a need better than anyone else out there right?
He does. There are only two options this off-season: overpay for someone you want or get a really old guy.
There's a third option, for a GM with actual balls:
Tomas Tatar (25 goals last year, 26 years old)
Nino Neidereiter (25 goals, 24 years old)
David Pastrnak (34 goals, 21 years old)
Victor Arrvidsson (31 goals, 24 years old)
An offer sheet on Arvidsson would make the most sense, since you're either crippling or stealing from a division opponent. But we all know no GM ever does this, ever.
But it's still technically an option...
No GM does it because the CBA makes the draft pick compensation too much to stomach. First, you have to pay more salary than the other team would match, then you have to give up several first round picks.
Back when there was no cap, it made more sense because you could buy free agents to cover up for the lost draft picks. Today, you need those picks to be your cheap labor source.
$1,295,571 or less No compensation
$1,295,571 to $1,962,968 Third-round pick
$1,962,968 to $3,925,975 Second-round pick
$3,925,975 to $5,888,960 First and third-round picks
$5,888,960 to $7,851,948 First, second and third-round picks
$7,851,948 to $9,814,935 Two firsts, a second and third-round picks
Over $9,814,935 Four first-round picks
To get one of those guys, Nill would have to make an offer in either of the last two categories.
I got a ranch in downtown Dallas/I buy diamonds by the ton/Chase cuties in my Cadillac/Drill oil wells just for fun/But when it comes to boots, I need a deal/That will fit me right, toe to heel/So I get my boots at Western Warehouse.