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Re: Winnik Returns
« Reply #45 on: July 03, 2015, 12:11:30 PM »
I wonder what Winnik thinks.  He must know he's a candidate to be dealt again as literally everyone who saw him sign with the Leafs again thought: "Awesome, can be dealt for picks!"

Must not care about stability too much!

Or he loves the city he grew up in, gets to spend most of the season at 'home'; then at the end of the year, goes out on a 3-month business trip with a chance to win the Cup on a contender.

But he has a 2 year deal! If he's dealt this year he's on that team next year too unless he's dealt again.

That makes me think there's a handshake agreement in this deal that he doesn't get dealt until next season's deadline.

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Re: Winnik Returns
« Reply #46 on: July 03, 2015, 12:23:28 PM »
I wonder what Winnik thinks.  He must know he's a candidate to be dealt again as literally everyone who saw him sign with the Leafs again thought: "Awesome, can be dealt for picks!"

Must not care about stability too much!

Or he loves the city he grew up in, gets to spend most of the season at 'home'; then at the end of the year, goes out on a 3-month business trip with a chance to win the Cup on a contender.

But he has a 2 year deal! If he's dealt this year he's on that team next year too unless he's dealt again.

That makes me think there's a handshake agreement in this deal that he doesn't get dealt until next season's deadline.

Except doesn't this all assume that Winnik has way more options than he probably did? I said the other day that Brad Richards or Justin Williams couldn't just be signed because you offered them a few hundred thousand more than a contender but someone like Winnik? Richards has probably earned over 50 million in his career. Williams is probably up near 30. As best as I can tell, Winnik is at around 8. So this deal is the equvialent of 50% of his career earnings. If the Leafs offered him a few hundred thousand more or guaranteed a second year when other teams wouldn't...maybe he just took it and figured he'd play wherever?
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Re: Winnik Returns
« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2015, 12:30:34 PM »
I wonder what Winnik thinks.  He must know he's a candidate to be dealt again as literally everyone who saw him sign with the Leafs again thought: "Awesome, can be dealt for picks!"

Must not care about stability too much!

Or he loves the city he grew up in, gets to spend most of the season at 'home'; then at the end of the year, goes out on a 3-month business trip with a chance to win the Cup on a contender.

But he has a 2 year deal! If he's dealt this year he's on that team next year too unless he's dealt again.

That makes me think there's a handshake agreement in this deal that he doesn't get dealt until next season's deadline.

Except doesn't this all assume that Winnik has way more options than he probably did? I said the other day that Brad Richards or Justin Williams couldn't just be signed because you offered them a few hundred thousand more than a contender but someone like Winnik? Richards has probably earned over 50 million in his career. Williams is probably up near 30. As best as I can tell, Winnik is at around 8. So this deal is the equvialent of 50% of his career earnings. If the Leafs offered him a few hundred thousand more or guaranteed a second year when other teams wouldn't...maybe he just took it and figured he'd play wherever?

A quick poke around his Twitter suggested he might be on the cusp of getting married too, so the 2nd year was probably the clincher. The opportunity to be a player leader as well as playing for Mike Babcock sounded like it was part of the appeal as well.

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Re: Winnik Returns
« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2015, 12:57:34 PM »
A quick poke around his Twitter suggested he might be on the cusp of getting married too, so the 2nd year was probably the clincher. The opportunity to be a player leader as well as playing for Mike Babcock sounded like it was part of the appeal as well.

Right or, again, they just made him the best offer.
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Re: Winnik Returns
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2015, 01:07:35 PM »
A quick poke around his Twitter suggested he might be on the cusp of getting married too, so the 2nd year was probably the clincher. The opportunity to be a player leader as well as playing for Mike Babcock sounded like it was part of the appeal as well.

Right or, again, they just made him the best offer.

Right. All part of the best offer package.

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Re: Winnik Returns
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2015, 01:07:35 PM »