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Postby Meerschaum » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:34 am

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Postby The_Pauser » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:43 am

Stupid, sly, salary-cap savvy, see be eh searchin, son-of-a-gun!
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Postby Fred » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:43 am

Kim Johnson was just the beginning me thinks Clarke, if you piss on every ones leg chance are they won't forget. Your time is coming sunshine and when you take a 10 goal scorer to arbitration in seasons to come and you get shafted, remeber what you did
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Postby Harold » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:49 am

Clark is a....

Pathetic panty-waist parasite, painfully propogating palatial pacts. :D
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Postby Harold » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:55 am

Cursed Kesler kissed crafty Clarke's crotchety, craggy ass, creating collosal cutthroat contract.
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Postby Goon2 » Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:06 pm

Shazaam! Despite Cap, Clarke Finds Way to Overpay!
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Postby gobi » Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:20 pm

Clarkes does make some valid points though, I have to admit. But using Chara as a comparison is like comparing apples and oranges. Chara is an elite player while Kesler has yet to establish himself.
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Postby Jester » Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:31 pm

I'll suit up for 50 grand per season.
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Postby Kel » Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:36 pm

With the salary cap in place, what's the benefit of driving up salaries of a player like Kesler, who is not a superstar but a regular NHL player at this point, with potential to develop further? One explanation is that the teams that can afford to spend up to the cap can ensure only they can be competitive. Teams that spend nowhere near the cap cannot possibly ice a competitive team if every good player coming off their rookie contract are making more than a million.
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Postby Brian CC » Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:42 pm

This thinking by Clarke is just stupid. All he's done is drive up the salary of the Kelser type player. Fine, one day when he has a yound prospect to sign and is upo against the the cap this will bite him in the ass.

The only reason this guy still has a job is because he's tight with Snyder.
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Postby Kel » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:10 pm

Brian CC wrote:This thinking by Clarke is just stupid. All he's done is drive up the salary of the Kelser type player. Fine, one day when he has a yound prospect to sign and is upo against the the cap this will bite him in the ass.


Yes, but if this behaviour is spread across the league, then every GM faces the same problem of rising salaries. Teams that don't spend close to the cap has no chance of competing, and Philly remains to be one of the competitive teams.
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Postby westvandal » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:30 pm

If its any consolation Kel, and I know its a little off your point, but every year Philly looks competitive but finds a way to suck.
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Postby unikron » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:41 pm

3 names come to mind: Pitkanen, Carter, and Richards. I can't wait to hear his responce when he's up against the cap, because he over pays, and the offer sheets start rolling in.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if all the teams in the league started sending out offer sheets, but only on Philly players...
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Postby Canuck-One » Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:05 pm

So Clarke is bitter about revenue sharing. I'll bet the amount he has to contribute isn't as much as they would have spent driving up the salary structure in the first place. Now he has to operate with in a cap and he can't stand it, too bad. So his reaction is to stick his finger in everyone elses eye. That my son will only return to you ten fold. He has some very valuable assts in Pitkanen, Carter, Richards and Nittymaki and if he allows himself to get too close to the cap there will undoubtedly be offers made to his RFA's. It has focussed attention on one issue though and that is the competitive nature of management. If as a GM you think you can drive a hard bargain with an up and coming player and you have allowed yourself to get too tight to the cap...
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Postby Cornuck » Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:10 pm

Funny how he didn't abide by the rules as player, but sticks to them as GM.

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