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Re: Montreal offer sheets Aho
« Reply #60 on: July 02, 2019, 12:03:22 PM »

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Re: Montreal offer sheets Aho [update: Canes match]
« Reply #61 on: July 02, 2019, 12:08:29 PM »

Do Point next!
Depends on when they file it tho. They can still wait the 7 days lol. I think the Canes might do it fast and hope they OS someone else. Maybe they talk to Bergeron and see what his plan is lol.

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Re: Montreal offer sheets Aho [update: Canes match]
« Reply #62 on: July 02, 2019, 12:26:33 PM »
Anyone with half a brain would realize that's a very matchable offer sheet but for ***'s sake Carolina stretch it out
and hamstring the Habs....why make it easier?

As Guilt Trip said, don't file it for 7 days.
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Re: Montreal offer sheets Aho [update: Canes match]
« Reply #63 on: July 02, 2019, 12:34:27 PM »
Anyone with half a brain would realize that's a very matchable offer sheet but for ***'s sake Carolina stretch it out
and hamstring the Habs....why make it easier?

As Guilt Trip said, don't file it for 7 days.
All that offer sheet was, was a show. There was no way possible that the Canes wouldn't match. Like Button says and what we all know, you have to massively overpay to get a guy with an offer sheet.
I'd be surprised if Montreal does it again, at least one with a chance of succeeding.

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Re: Montreal offer sheets Aho [update: Canes match]
« Reply #64 on: July 02, 2019, 01:06:52 PM »

"Wow what an absolute steal of a contract, I can't believe we never thought to offer it to him"

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Re: Montreal offer sheets Aho [update: Canes match]
« Reply #65 on: July 02, 2019, 01:10:27 PM »

"Wow what an absolute steal of a contract, I can't believe we never thought to offer it to him"
Haha, too funny. So who thinks there'll be another offer sheet? Maybe Bergeron will send one for Laine or will he keep it in the East?

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Re: Montreal offer sheets Aho [update: Canes match]
« Reply #66 on: July 02, 2019, 10:19:09 PM »
Why match in one day? I would have taken the entire 7 days so the Habs are literally waiting around

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Re: Montreal offer sheets Aho [update: Canes match]
« Reply #67 on: July 02, 2019, 10:55:55 PM »
Why match in one day? I would have taken the entire 7 days so the Habs are literally waiting around
They said they'll match but according to Bobby Mc, it still has to be filed with the NHL. I havent heard its been filed yet.

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Re: Montreal offer sheets Aho [update: Canes match]
« Reply #68 on: July 03, 2019, 05:53:08 AM »
This was nothing but a show for the fans. It was Bergevin's way of saying "Look! We're trying to do something big to make the team better"

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Re: Montreal offer sheets Aho [update: Canes match]
« Reply #69 on: July 04, 2019, 11:12:22 AM »
This was nothing but a show for the fans. It was Bergevin's way of saying "Look! We're trying to do something big to make the team better"

Is there a down side to this?

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Re: Montreal offer sheets Aho [update: Canes match]
« Reply #70 on: July 04, 2019, 11:16:30 AM »
This was nothing but a show for the fans. It was Bergevin's way of saying "Look! We're trying to do something big to make the team better"

Is there a down side to this?

If I were a fan of the Canadiens I wouldn't be thrilled that my GM was effectively wasting everyone's time with this vs. doing things that would improve the team.
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Re: Montreal offer sheets Aho [update: Canes match]
« Reply #71 on: July 04, 2019, 11:18:46 AM »
This was nothing but a show for the fans. It was Bergevin's way of saying "Look! We're trying to do something big to make the team better"

Is there a down side to this?
Public embarrassment and bad PR?
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Re: Montreal offer sheets Aho [update: Canes match]
« Reply #72 on: July 04, 2019, 11:37:29 AM »
This was nothing but a show for the fans. It was Bergevin's way of saying "Look! We're trying to do something big to make the team better"

Is there a down side to this?

It does tie their hands a little until the Canes officially match. If they had another offer sheet target in mind, they can't do anything about it until the Aho offer sheet is officially resolved.
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Re: Montreal offer sheets Aho [update: Canes match]
« Reply #73 on: July 04, 2019, 12:23:59 PM »
It does tie their hands a little until the Canes officially match. If they had another offer sheet target in mind, they can't do anything about it until the Aho offer sheet is officially resolved.

That's understood.  But it's not like these RFAs are re-signing at quick pace.

Beyond that, I don't see what the big deal is.  Bergevin used a tactic available to teams.  He got a very good young player to sign an offer sheet with his team.  Maybe it didn't force Carolina's hand enough by not making it a ridiculous amount (ie. $10+ million).  But if anything, Aho's the one who is leaving money on the table and Waddell's work was done for him.  And it'd have only cost Montreal a 1st, 2nd and 3rd?  I actually applaud Bergevin for offer sheeting Aho.

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Re: Montreal offer sheets Aho [update: Canes match]
« Reply #74 on: July 04, 2019, 12:29:43 PM »
It does tie their hands a little until the Canes officially match. If they had another offer sheet target in mind, they can't do anything about it until the Aho offer sheet is officially resolved.

That's understood.  But it's not like these RFAs are re-signing at quick pace.

Beyond that, I don't see what the big deal is.  Bergevin used a tactic available to teams.  He got a very good young player to sign an offer sheet with his team.  Maybe it didn't force Carolina's hand enough by not making it a ridiculous amount (ie. $10+ million).  But if anything, Aho's the one who is leaving money on the table and Waddell's work was done for him.  And it'd have only cost Montreal a 1st, 2nd and 3rd?  I actually applaud Bergevin for offer sheeting Aho.

I don't know that I'd applaud him for doing it. I mean , I can go into the jewelery store and offer them $500 for the $1000 ring knowing full well that they won't accept it but at least I can tell my wife I tried to buy her a ring.

I don't see the point in offer sheeting unless you plan on really taking a run at a guy. This wasn't a serious attempt at signing Aho. The only confusing part is why Aho signed it.

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Re: Montreal offer sheets Aho [update: Canes match]
« Reply #74 on: July 04, 2019, 12:29:43 PM »