donlever wrote:..one must consider what Shea wants as well.
Hey guys, late late refugee here. (mostly lurker)
If Shea does indeed want to be here, what is likelihood of a one year 7.8M (or whatever number is at the top end of tier 2 RFA compensation) offer sheet? Worst case scenario they match, can't trade him for 1 yr (July 1st) and lose him for nothing to UFA. Best case they choose the 2 firsts, second, and third rather than pay 7.8M for one year of a player they can't trade and wants to sign elsewhere when he's UFA. I have a hard time believing Gillis would forfeit his 1RP until 2017 just to get a player one year from UFA, regardless of calibre.
I suppose it may take more of a high ball offer, BUT if MG has good info that this is where he wants to be, then he may not need to inflate the offer sheet to scare off Nashville. It may explain the reacquisition of our 2013 3rd rd pick if he thinks he can get away with this. Nashville can't take him to arbitration and can't trade him if they match an offer sheet, which is a unique situation in which the RFA actually holds all the cards. I would feel bad for the Preds but oh well. Sometimes you need to be an asshole to get an asshole.
I can't think of any other move on July 1 that would be considered bold on this level.
If I am wrong or this has been covered then my apologies.