Re: should have signed Horton
posted at 7/1/2013 5:37 PM EDT
In response to marco0863's comment:
so if i understand correctly - Pc should wait till the ensd with every player - right?
he surely has not done that but he did it with Horton - he's not one of the top 5 pieces - he's one of the top 3
and again fletch- why does it mean somebody else cannot stay - why/ cuz what pc says goes- not for me!
Buyouts! use them!- why did Pc say he wont be using any buyouts - why put constraints when they are there to be used. Fletch don't worry about the finances of Jacobs - they ve made plenty of money we can never imagine- just worry about the bruins being a stanley cup contender year in and year out
Oh boy, I'm gonna second what Kel just said. Some reading up on this would help. I'll respond to a few things, but then I think I'm done here as the key points have been made a number of times by a number of posters.
"so if i understand correctly - Pc should wait till the ensd with every player - right?"
No, who said that? PC should do whatever works works best for the team. A players feelings should not necessarily influence when an offer is made. In this case (consider the cap reduction), it made sense to wait and see how things played out. Smart move. Next time it might make sense to sign a guy early (like Bergeron). Remember that Horton said he is leaving before free agency even started.
"Fletch don't worry about the finances of Jacobs - they ve made plenty of money we can never imagine- just worry about the bruins being a stanley cup contender year in and year out"
marco, this is where you need to brush up on things and get up to speed. The finances of Jacobs are totally irrelevent. Not an issue. We are talking about the salary cap, and a reduction in this cap which I'm thinking you are not aware of. Check out CapGeek to get a sense for what everyone else is referring too. The Bruins can only spend to the cap. The Bruins are very close to that number. Jacobs personal finances do not play into this at all, since he confirmed that the Bruins are spending to the cap.
Seriously, take a look at the capgeek numbers and then factor in the upcoming free agents that the Bruins might want to keep. Everyone can't stay, whether you "go for that" or not. Tough decisions have to be made. Horton just made one for us.