Re: RW Kevin Hayes
posted at 8/16/2014 12:32 PM EDT
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
In response to BigBadnBruin's comment:
In response to shuperman's comment:
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In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
"#Blackhawks officially announce they could not come to a contract agreement with Kevin Hayes. Forward will be unrestricted free agent."
Do it PC!
PC is pretty conservative I doubt he gets into this bidding war that has begun with his agent.
I think Bourke is going all in . Then of course there's Tallon, he likes everything Chicago touches ; )
Calgary Florida are the 2 obvious choices but there are plenty of teams that can offer what he wants. I hope the Bruins stay clear.
I really don't understand this type of thinking.
This is a former 1st round pick with an extra 4 years of evaluation thrown in. If a GM likes the guy, and the player is still bound to an entry level contract, why not take a shot?
The bonus money only becomes a factor if he performs well enough, to make the bonuses. How is that a bad thing?
He's a right-handed shot with size (6' 4"). Two things the Bruins are lacking in their young players.
IF Chiarelli likes him, he would be foolish to not try and sign him.
He played in the NCAA. Of course PC will try to sign him.
I generally agree that you don't just walk away from a chance to pick up a guy with #1 pick talent for nothing but the salary you pay him (unless he's festered in the AHL and proven he has no shot a la Hamill). I don't think it's smart to give him crazy bonus money or guarantee him much more than, say, enough games this year to ensure he gets to RFA sooner than later. I mean, the guy will be 27 and UFA eligible by lunchtime tomorrow considering he's already 4 years post draft, so why not offer him what is only a small incentive unless he proves he's an impact player?
The only issue I have with the "how is it bad if he earns his bonuses" is that Justin Schultz was able to earn $2.8M in bonuses playing porous defense and dropping off precipitously in terms offensive performance. Bonuses aren't necessarily reserved for Calder caliber play. Some of them, anyway. A Krug-like deal that would let him double his salary in bonuses is worth offering, but beyond that, I think you'd be losing the benefit of having an impact EL player. You might be no better off in terms of performance vs Cap than if you just stick with Fraser and Co.
Book, you summed up what my shorter reply was hinting at. Some team is going to offer sweet bonuses. If they werent he simply would have signed in Chitown. As reported at least a dozen teams with deep pockets and the ability to make a financial risk with this player. I dont think the Bruins are in shape to toss dollars at a what if. This is a player looking to get top 6 minutes, a big bonus enhanced deal with the opportunity to cash in down the road. I dont think coming to Boston is going to give him this. If i were him id be taking my talents to Florida where i can play with my bro, sign for large bonus cash, get a chance to play big minutes in the top 6 and pp on a team in need, tax free coin, the ability to cash in in the near future.
Sure boston gives him a great chance to win a cup, but no better then Chicago would have. Im not buying that this guy gives the Bruins a homer discount. Being an older player he needs to make hay while the sunshines.