RFA compensations -
$1,110,249 or below - No Compensation
Over $1,110,249 to $1,682,194 - 3rd round pick
Over $1,682,194 to $3,364,391 - 2nd round pick
Over $3,364,391 to $5,046,585 - 1st round pick, 3rd
Over $5,046,585 to $6,728,781 - 1st round pick, 2nd, 3rd
Over $6,728,781 To $8,410,976 - Two 1st Round Picks, 2nd, 3rd
Over $8,410,976 - Four 1st Round Picks
We all know Gillis isn't adverse to offer-sheeting players.
So here's what we do: Offer-sheet Sam Gagner, 4 year deal @ $5mil per!
Yes that might
be overpaying him by a mil per.
22-year-old, 6th overall in 2007, 366 NHL games already, plays centre and wing.
He fills in at centre on the second line while Kesler is out and then slides over to Kess' wing when he comes back.
He's an Einstein playmaker on the rise, the perfect guy to play with Kess and Booth.
If Edmonton doesn't
match, we only give up ~30th overall + 90th overall in 2013.
If Edmonton does
match, they are forced to pay Gags more than they would have liked.
They might elect not to match because they know they've got two players who might be in the $7mil range in one year.
And one or two who might be in that same range 2 years from now.
Meanwhile they'll still
be paying Horcoff $5.5mil.
Wot say ye men, let's be pirates yar!