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Canes Tender Offer Sheet To Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Canes Tender Offer Sheet To Jesperi Kotkaniemi

cyranodebuffalowrap

They tweeted the news in French. Just A+ trolling


iOceanLab

That alone is worth every penny. On-ice success is just icing on the cake.


Guindon05

I'm from MTL and I'm fucking laughing. This is a trolling lvl God 😆


Spicy_Pickle_6

Unfortunately, the only one he’s trolling is himself for using that much cap space after losing Dougie and Ned… yikes!


Nilzy16

Waddell woke up today and chose chaos


AnActualCanesFan

This is the funniest thing I've ever seen


DECAThomas

I'm rather new to paying attention to hockey contracts so excuse me if this is a dumb question, but can anyone explain the idea behind having a $20 signing bonus? I assume it serves some purpose but it seems rather arbitrary at face value.


davesaves07

Aho is number 20


lukewolfe

Wow what a huge middle finger to MTL that's amazing. Peak petty


panacrane37

Montreal signed Sebastien Aho to an offer sheet two years ago, which the Canes matched. Aho wears jersey #20, so a $20 signing bonus is a pretty blatant "fuck you" at Bergevin.


tmoss726

They offer sheeted Aho a few years back


twowords4you

I don’t know this guy. Is he good?


iceup17

He is really good but there's no chance Montreal doesn't match it, it's more of an up yours for Aho


Winring86

He’s not “really good” yet. His best season is 34 points I think the right words are promising and talented


TEKDAD

Habs fan: it’s a difficult choice because we lost Danault as our second Center to UFA. Then, if KK is also gone, we are in deep trouble until our GM finds another player. But the contract is really bad and most habs fan don’t want the team to match that crazy ($$) offer.


iceup17

My buddy just texted me and told me that contract offer puts you guys in an even uglier position because you are over the cap matching it


TEKDAD

Canes are not also over the cap (not sure) ? I don’t believe Montreal will keep KK because of the contracts.


iceup17

2.1 million over to be precise


The_73MPL4R

Yeah but it's a lot easier for the Canes to dump $2M than it is for the Habs to dump $6.1M


TEKDAD

LTIR for Weber isn’t enough ?


Partiallyfermented

Even with Weber on LTIR they are still over already, I think.


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iceup17

That's what I explained to him that I wasn't sure if he already was towards the cap or not. Edit: after looking into it you will still be 2 million over with Weber placed on LITR


Thaddeauz

36.3M$ Forwards + 20.24M$ Defencemen + 13.3M$ Goalies + 1.9M$ Alzner buyout + 0.6M$ Carried bonus + 6.1M$ KK = 78.6M$ When Byron (3.4M$) come back in the middle of the season they will be 0.5M$ over the cap. But they will have 14 forwards and you can have up to 1.125M$ buried in the AHL. Montreal have the space to keep KK at 6.1 even if they don't trade anyone. But they might lose someone to waivers when they send their 14th forward to Laval.


Nashtak

Yeah if i understand correctly, we would be fine until Byron comes back from injury in December/January.


gnomantoine

Let's be rats and pull off a lightning, really couldn't care less at this point


nikischerbak

mtl fan here. I don't think we will match it. if we don't we get your first pick and third round pick. Kotka has potential but not that much potential. it would give us enough money to try for eichel


Francoisxsirois

Hard to say. 1st round pick from the canes is a late 1st round. Chances MTL get Eichel are low. If MTL lose KK, they end up going i to the new season with only Suzuki in their top9 center. This is a tough situation. Its going to be a rough week for Bergevin


nikischerbak

yeah it's not an easy choice but all in all its not worth keeping him imo


Emer1929

Exactly, kotkaniemi isn’t worth more than a first round pick right now. He was scratched in the playoffs.


masterdong14

He also had 8 points and an OT winner in an elimination game during the same playoffs. At 21 that's pretty solid even if he was scratched. Real question is "where do we put him?" I feel he'd have to be utilized on the wing for our roster to work and maybe that lessens his defensive responsibility and opens him up for more scoring opportunities.


Emer1929

Montreal tried that and he was terrible on the wing


Melticus-Jr

Nah bro we’re getting Dvorak imo


zouhair

Good but not $6.1M good.


pinkjumpsuitboxing

He really hasn't been thus far. Hope he pans out better for you guys.


ghcfc88

Wouldn’t be so sure about that


Vergy

He isn't that great. He was projected to be drafted 15-21st but Montreal took him at 3rd because of positional needs. Had a good rookie season but has declined ever since. He is a slow skater with a slow wind up and wrist shot(flys fast though). Goalie can almost tie both skates by the time the put leaves the blade. 85% of his goals come from rebounds in front of the net. I was high on him after his rookie season but I see him being a solid 3C his entire career and you don't pay those guys 6.1mAAV.


iceup17

It's a single year at that value and it sounds like they really wanted him to begin with so this is more of a punishment offer than anything. The draft picks don't really mean shit for late round picks and I feel like the offer this size was to add up yours to Montreal being what they originally offered them for him


EpicChezMan

They won’t match


Mauklauke

Hes good. Not 6.1m good though.


shinjuddis

He’s 21. Of course he’s not worth that much yet but we have yet to see him at his full potential. If we get him even for just a year that could get the canes foot in the door to sign him longer term and see how he developes which he seems to have a ceiling as a trocheck like player. Even though we’d have to give up picks (a young center is worth more than a first and a third) it’s worth it even for just one year. I see this as a win win, and at worst sending a message


antoinePucket

Lol, who signs a "speculative" player for the short term? That doesn't make any sense. Bad hockey move, but gold meme move for sure.


shinjuddis

Yeah we should sign uncertain hockey players long term. Bruh


XMaveri

Sounds like from what I've read that KK is quite interested in playing for the canes, idk what those reasons are but we do have quite a bit of fins on our roster and not to mention the bag full of cash we just threw towards him to come here when his original team couldn't even come close to what he wanted could be another incentive. Kinda like remember when we believed in you when no one else did? If he does pan out then I'm sure we can come up with a deal with them which is probably what he would want. If it doesn't then we lose a late round 1st and 3rd, just look back at any clubs draft history to see how many late round 1sts never even panned out. So all in all I feel like this is no different than the canes paying 6 million for a early first round draft pick and already know he can play at the NHL level.


MotelMonMurderMadnes

Hahaha holy shit


MotelMonMurderMadnes

This is incredible. My first instinct with this is that since KK will be an RFA on expiry, his qualifying offer next summer will also have to be 6+ right? So if Habs sign it they will need to shell out just as much or more next summer too for him. (Not sure about this so someone please correct me if I’m wrong) Either way this is fuckin great. Worst case Habs have to match and we get to laugh at their horrible cap situation, best case we pick up a very promising young center — but 6M for him is extremely expensive. This really just feels like a “fuck you” for the Aho thing.


Nilzy16

If we get him and he develops nicely, he could be a potential Trocheck replacement


mondaywonderhands

I don’t wanna lose Trocheck maaaan


Nilzy16

I don't either, but it would be good security for our 2C position


StrawsAreGay

We still have Necas too


cc0011

It’s definitely a fuck you for the Aho situation… look at the signing bonus


Jazzy_Josh

Yes, qualifying offer would have to be at least 100% of this contract.


IamChantus

If the $20 signing bonus holds true, it's most definitely a "fuck you" for the Aho OS.


connor8383

LOL fuck you MTL


Bytrsweet

interesting take. I like KK, but he is not worth 6.1. it seems like Carolina is the one fucking them selves.


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connor8383

Nothing wrong, you're just not supposed to be in here trolling or really in here at all. That's a sports subreddit thing. Go talk shit about how awful we are and how much we suck in r/Habs.


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connor8383

Not saying you did. Plenty of your fellow habs fans are / were though.


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Jazzy_Josh

> $6m 1 Year Contract > Putting the Canes in Cap Trouble Choose one.


Bytrsweet

Because his starting point for his next deal starts at 6.1. if he doesn't earn that and he walks, then Carolina paid a 1st and a 3rd for a rental 3C. It can be both


Jazzy_Josh

The latter doesn't put us in Cap Trouble.


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Nashtak

You can have him lol.


HM_mtl

Canes fans downvoted you to hell because, in fact, they don't want KK in their team. lol


Nashtak

Yeah how dare we not be upset about losing a 30 point scorer


HM_mtl

Maybe because Phillip Danault was a better center than KK at every points and losing Philipp Danault actually hurts more than possibly losing KK. Danault was drafted at 2nd round, if I remember. So KK is easy replaceable. Is my math ok?


awallos09

6mil/1yr... really? That is surprising. Someone's gonna need to explain this to me


Venaixis94

I think it’s a fuck you to the Habs for offer sheeting Aho a few years ago


tmoss726

Yeah see the $20 signing bonus LOL


connor8383

Wait really that's so petty LMAOOOO


tmoss726

100% lol we don't usually do signing bonus at all


connor8383

Kinda like how we paid the league 20k + $17 for the fine on RBA last year


awallos09

Yeah but it seems like they won't match and we will lose 6m in cap, a first and a third and still have KK negotiations next year


iOceanLab

If we choose to keep him. A lot of short contracts signed this off-season.


DECAThomas

Apparently it's a "hostile offer" based on the tweet in French that the Canes just put out. https://twitter.com/Canes/status/1431732540507889668?s=19


laxxmann21

Lools like they already deleted it haha


hoorayforsports

Damn anyone have a screenshot of it before it got deleted?


Melticus-Jr

It’s on the Habs sub


GhostArcanist

https://twitter.com/canes/status/1431733173864607751?s=21


Melticus-Jr

Nah that’s just how you say offer sheet in French


pl2217

Looking at french hockey media, "offre hostile" (hostile offer in english) just seems to be the french term used to describe an offer-sheet in french.


lukewolfe

LMAAOOOO How about them apples Montreal? You want our Finn? Nah we'll take yours, thanks.


Nashtak

Hopefully Bergevin doesn't match. I can't imagine it would be good for the Canes to take on KK for 6.1m and losing 2 picks in the process (including a first).


tmoss726

That means he would match. Matching means they'd sign him


Nashtak

Yes. Matching means MTL would sign him. Im saying hopefully Bergeving doesn't because obviously signing KK for 6.1 is a fucking joke for any teams in this league. Donald Waddell pulled a funny troll at the expense of Carolina being relevant in the near future. Have fun.


smikkelson2

Lol a one year deal is going to make us irrelevant in the near future? Sure dude. It's an interesting situation that I honestly have no idea how will play out but that just makes you sound salty


Nashtak

It's not just a 1 year deal. You have to sign him for as much next year or let him walk. Are you really gonna let him walk after handing Montreal a first and third just to sign him? But hey, i am kinda salty he got offered that much money, because i'd rather keep him at a reasonable cap than get a first and a 3rd, but i'd be saltier if i was a Carolina fan.


smikkelson2

We can extend him for less during the year if he shows signs of further development or yes, we let him walk to UFA and miss out on picks. Teams do that all the time at the trade deadline, this just means we get a full year to see him in our system rather than 20 or so games. I'm fine either way


Nashtak

I was under the impression he couldnt be signed for less as an RFA.


QuiGonJinnNJuice

This is hilarious but I'm not sure exactly how it's in our interest to escalate things, especially with Necas being an RFA next year. If they call our bluff I don't hate a first and third for Kokta, but $6M is rich and just has a gross QO next year. Considering how badly we botched the Aho negotiations, the offer sheet settling that issue for us was a bit of a favor to Aho's agent. IDK where MTL is thinking on this whole thing, but they could fuck around and let us find out and next year that's an awkward cap hold to have when Jordo is still on the books for one more year, Necas needs a new deal, and Trocheck and Nino are both up. I'm just not sure as this is constructed if the risk is really worth it to us. Funny as hell though


mindseyecoil

If they match (they probably will), their cap is fucked. If they don't, we're overpaying for a year. If he doesn't turn out to be worth it, we're not obligated to tender him and he can walk. It's not exactly zero risk but I'm not remotely concerned about it. I live for this pettiness. EDIT: I forgot about the picks if they don't match. I'd still call this a net positive pissing match move.


mrbig1999

Remember that their Suzuki comes up for RFA next year. As much as I like Marty Nachos, I'd love Suzuki more. So they won't mess with Necas. The other thing it will do is stop the whining in the Montreal and Quebec press that Dundon and Raleigh don't deserve an NHL franchise and move it to Quebec already. If JK works, then maybe he is a better Nino. I think it is a million too high - but the amount might put Montreal in cap hell. Put this in another post... *Actually, if Bergevin doesn't match the contract, he is admitting: * He picked the wrong guy * The Habs coaching can't develop a guy who was the 3rd pick in the draft * They were asking too much for him - so was the asking price more than a 1st and 3rd? Canes were trying to trade him * They obviously undervalued Aho when they offer sheeted him. * Isn't it very possible that with better linemates, he will fluorish? He could be on the first line on the "More Finns, More Wins" line, bucking Svechnikov to the 2nd line. Or he could replace Nino on the 2nd line, giving us a 3rd line of Fast, Staal, and Nino - that seems miserable to play against. * Realize that it has been 14 years (2007) the last time an offer sheet worked. Obviously, he was unhappy as a Hab... Personally I think it was a bit too much money, and I hope Montreal matches it - but now, Suzuki is going to ask for a lot more than $6 million *


QuiGonJinnNJuice

Yeah I like KK as a player and he's really interesting... depending on how he develops he could fill a similar role to Jordo (which for all of the online whinging about Jordo, he's a really valuable guy to have) and has the potential for more upside. He's got the 2 way game to be the LW on Jordo's line, and is still definitely a natural center who has upside he can grow into. The contract is super weird, but the gamble is if 1.) it's too pricy for montreal to match 2.) compensation that we'd be willing to trade straight up for the player 3.) a player we like and think we could work out a deal with next year without needing to make the QO, it actually could work out well. Just some risks involved for sure. I'll also sleep much better when our salary structure is sorted out and Necas has his next deal done


GlorifiedHobo

Unhappy to be a hab? More like overjoyed to be offered twice his worth. You are delusional


mrbig1999

Where did I say anything about "unhappy to be a Hab"?


hunglikejesus_

“Obviously, he was unhappy as a hab”


nitro1993

They could fuck around and let us find out, but what a step back for their organization.


sporkithus

Revenge of the Don


JoeMorgue

As hilarious as I find this I do hope it was an actual team/business decision and NOT just a way to poke Montreal over the Aho offer sheet.


Nagi21

Little of column A, little of column B.


exerscreen

Well, the NHL is an entertainment business so technically anything a team does that is interesting is business. And this sure seems interesting :)


SKNARFN

I get that he was a high pick but 6 mil for what he’s done is an overpayment. The Habs won’t let him walk because its only a 1 year deal, but that price vs what he’s shown so far is pretty high. And he won’t take a paycut next year when he’s in the same situation.


Venaixis94

He can’t take a pay cut per qualifying RFA crap. The Habs have to AT LEAST sign him to that next season. He won’t be a Cane, but it royally fucks with Montreal


SKNARFN

I know. I meant after that contract. So 2022 going forward. I think the contract he signed with the canes is bad and I wouldn’t be shocked if Montreal let him walk. They won’t. what the Canes are doing makes much less sense than what Montreal did a couple years ago.


tarvolon

He can take a pay cut, he’d just have to take it over either $6M or free agency. If he wants to take 5x5 or something because he doesn’t think he’s going to get anyone paying 6 for him, he can do that.


c0ldfusi0n

We for sure let him walk and leave you stuck with that huge overpay for two years, and then we also get to take revenge... sure we lose him but honestly he doesn't fit that much into the future anymore. Hell he was benched for most of the finals...


jutkuilija

This is a dumb take on this.


climbinguy

Canes to Montreal: “that’s not an offer sheet, this is an offer sheet”


-Hakuna-

If MTL doesn’t match… where would JK play? Don’t you guys already have Aho, Trocheck, Staal, Necas down the middle?


Delta_Flow

Right now, it's Aho/Trocheck/Staal/Mix of either Lorentz/Stepan/Martinook. Necas is a RW. I saw on CapFriendly that he does play LW, so that could help out, considering Foegele being traded away is a decent hole in the middle six.


AndrewDH98

KK hasn't shown much effectiveness on the wing, he's alot better suited as a C and he needs a 3rd line spot to get those chances. Most of his points came from where, and who, he was with in the line up


jrfowle3

I would imagine he would be a middle six winger to start.


jacobr57

Can someone explain this to someone who has very little knowledge of how NHL contacts work and isn't familiar with what happened between MTL and Aho?


GhostArcanist

Offer sheet is basically a contract that the player’s current team has an opportunity to match. There’s more to it, but that’s the bottom line. It’s used more strategically to try and force the current team into a bad contract they don’t want to sign that player to. That’s why it’s usually viewed as a bad faith maneuver. Montreal offer sheeted Aho two years ago. The overall AAV dollars were pretty reasonable, but the term was shorter than the Canes would have liked and the contract was structured in a pretty shitty way for the Canes’ preferences. Canes matched and retained Aho. Fast forward to today. Canes have a little extra cap space to work with and **vastly** overpaid Kotka compared to his actual market value, but only on a one year deal. This forces Montreal to either wreck their already-tenuous cap situation for the next two years (when they have other star players who will need paid) or lose one of their up-and-coming Centers (a position they’re thin at). This was petty revenge for the Aho offer sheet, and even shows through the team’s public statements about the signing.


DarthLordDonkey

Basically before an NHL player is 27/7 years in they are considered a restricted free agent. That means the team still holds their rights, but other teams can offer a contract to the RFA player. If they choose to accept it, the team acquiring the player would give draft picks as compensation to the team losing the player. It is very rarely used, as it causes poor relationships with other teams (Dustin Penner). The Canadiens 2 years ago did this to the Hurricanes and Aho, figuring the Canes couldn't afford the signing bonus, and while it was a fair price, it also walks Aho straight to UFA status once it's done. Canes management clearly didn't like this, and even though they kept Aho, this is clearly revenge and a middle finger to the Habs and puts them in a tough situation. The $20 signing bonus confirms it considering Aho wears #20. Everyone talking about the qualifying offer next year, is referencing that to retain a players RFA rights you need to present a qualifying offer to the player at the same value of the current contract (like Patrik Laine), and so if Kotkaniemi has a weak season, the price to retain him is way above market value. It's a tricky situation for the Canadiens and only backfires on the Canes if the Habs don't match and Kotkaniemi underperforms as a Hurricane.


Nagi21

I don’t even think it backfires if he underperforms. We’re sitting on a huge cap gap right now and there’s not a lot of big targets on the market now. We’ve got money to burn.


shawa666

You would also be losing a 1rst and a third in the next draft.


Rieur

It's fine, we'll let the Habs do the drafting and development. And if they are any good we'll just send that player an offer sheet so that they too can escape Montreal.


Tompsonix

Also remember that we dont know how many offer sheets teams send to players. We just know the ones the players accept


theekevinc

As hilarious as this is, if have rather we just spent this money and energy trying to get Necas and/or Trocheck signed to extensions. Also keep in mind, Kotkaniemi *signed* an offer sheet that was basically a f-you to Montreal (with a$20 signing bonus). He may have burned a bridge far worse than Aho did last summer. We may end up having to deal with Kotkaniemi's expiring deal as well as Necas and Trocheck next year.


SKNARFN

People are loving this because ita a troll but this is such a bad deal. For what they are paying him, Trocheck and Necas are going to want at least 7 mil each after next year. Even if you let Nino walk and move Gardiner this year, I’m not sure you can afford paying both of them that with Kotkaniemi on the team. Now Kotkaniemi can choose to take a pay cut if he signs an entension with the Canes but why would he? He can take $6.1 mil qualifying offers for the next 4 seasons until he becomes a UFA. The only way the Canes win in this situation is if he becomes a legit Trocheck replacement and to this point he’s shown nothing close to that.


SourGrapesFTW

There may have been an under the table agreement that he'll sign a reasonable deal later for being gifted an extra 3 million right now.


Jazzy_Josh

RFA contracts are required to be at least 100% of the previous contract.


Rieur

No, qualifying offers are 100%. He can sign any contract he wants to sign, though financially it would be in his best interest to use that leverage to get as much money as possible.


NCManTNG_2000

Holy shit


nick92675

A+ elephant move.


mindseyecoil

I can just imagine the shit-eating grins on Dundon's and Waddell's faces as they made this call.


packpride85

As much as I like trolling the habs this is a shit deal for the canes if habs decline to match. 6 mil and 1st/3rd round picks for a borderline 3rd line center? I’d rather use that and go after tarasenko.


SourGrapesFTW

Kotkaniemi is trending to be a very good 2nd line center at least. Not his fault that he broke into the league when he was 18 and didn't impress as much as some 21 year old rookies. ​ 1st and 3rd is a decent haul but the problem is that Carolina is very likely to get in the playoffs again and now you're looking at a 16th to 32nd overall, and more likely in the later stages of that range.


Elegant-Highlight148

There’s zero evidence that KK is trending to be a very good 2nd line centre…


SourGrapesFTW

Good defensively, already scoring at a 30 point pace and his play gets better in the playoffs. He's only 21 and has a lot of improvement left in him. Not like we're talking about a 26 year old forward.


exerscreen

So, Canes were going to spend to the cap and there was no one left to go after with the stack they had left, probably? And there's no point in signing 6 $1m contracts, even if you had roster space. Plus it's only one year if KK doesn't work out. Plus you get to troll whats-his-face in MTL and liven up the offseason? Outstanding!


Bytrsweet

When Aho signed the offer sheet, it was the structure of the contract that Montreal hoped Carolina would not be able to deal with. At least it was fair market value for the player. 6.1 for KK is obsurd, plus that would be the starting point when he signs his next RFA contract next season. This really does not seem to be a smart way to troll another team. KK may be worth that money in the future, but he has not earned it yet and I would be shocked if the Habs matched it


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Dom9lives

Habs fan here, not pissed at all. It is funny yeah right but at the end of the day, 6.1 is too much for KK. I’m taking the picks all day


ZeeBlaa

Do you think Berg takes the picks tho?


Dom9lives

I think he does. Bergevin is a man of chaos. He’s gonna flip those picks into something worth it.


AndrewDH98

Takes the picks, gets Dvorak or another center with one and flips the other back to Carolina at the end of the year when KK gets 20 points.


ZeeBlaa

Lol like they would try to trade with each other after this


AndrewDH98

That is very very true


Melticus-Jr

Really? The ones I’m seeing are happy abt it, which makes sense cause of the cap hit. Some ppl are mad but that’s cause of the trolling not the actual offer sheet or atleast they haven’t realized that Habs can trade the compensation picks away.


GoodBeanJuice

ça s'appelle on fait un peu de trolling


morhavok

Big balls lol


timmablimma

So now we’re all in on more Finns more Winns! I’d actually love to see him slot on Aho’s Wing for a few games with Turbo and or mix it up with Svech. The big thing now is to lock up Marty at his ELC+Nino’s money. We do that and this is a young fun team for years if Montreal doesn’t match. At least two teams are making Offer Sheets, even if it is the same two, it makes the off-season that much spicier. I love it. Throw some Texas Pete on that Poutine and make it Southern!


mrbig1999

I just got an upset stomach - anyone got the number for poison control? Poutine + Texas Pete?


Mansionjoe

Isles fan here Thanks for the entertainment


adsheppa

So, Staal to 4C if this happens? Lorentz to...?


theekevinc

I think Kotkaniemi moves to the wing to replace McGinn.


Kilgore_Of_Trout

Lol there goes their chance for Eichel. Fuck you montreal


Nashtak

How does that not help Montreal getting Eichel if anything?


Kilgore_Of_Trout

There’s no way that Buffalo accepts an offer that doesn’t include an NHLer, probably Suzuki or KK, and no way are the habs coming off Suzuki.


Nashtak

You could make a case that KK, at a reasonable contract, is worth a 1st and a 3rd. So yes, Buffalo asking for a NHLer and some drafts means that Montreal would be worst off without KK as a trading piece. But if parting way with KK means MTL get a 1st and a 3rd, than even Buffalo might be more insterested in an extra first rounder and even a third. Buffalo's org might be shit, but they are not dumb enough not to recognize KK might not be worth more than a 1st and a 3rd. And they are sure not dumb enough to sign KK for 6.1mil. If i were Donald Waddell, i'd be shitting bricks at the idea that Bergevin might not match.


packpride85

This might actually be a play to help them go after Eichel if they decline. They dump some cap and get a first and third round pick.


tmoss726

Not really a cap dump situation


Kilgore_Of_Trout

They’re not getting Eichel without sending an NHLer (KK or Suzuki) and 3 first and a few later rounds. Ghule and 3 first rounders ( canes would probably be a late 1st) isn’t going to get the deal done.


IncidentalIncidence

lmfao this is great


seith99

I'm not a Hurricanes fan but I hope you guys win every game you play next year unless it's against my Avs. I'll be cheering for the Canes next year big time.


mrbig1999

Avs? Didn't they used to play in Quebec? Just another chance to stab the Quebecois...


gnomantoine

That's retaliation if I've ever seen it.


Emi_Ibarazakiii

Habs visitor here: Aside from the trolling (which is admittedly great), how do you feel about the possibility of actually having to give up the pick, and to overpay him? I don't know for sure how it'll go, but fwiw we had a poll in the Habs sub, and the vast majority of people think we should let him go, for that price.


Lordgreedo_13

Haha that’s what happens when you piss off rich people! I’m sure Tom was like I don’t care how much it costs!


Whoopass2rb

Toronto fan here, Carolina might have just become my 2nd favourite team with this (as if they weren't already haha). I don't think anyone in the league could get away with this the way the Canes will and I'm so glad for it. Just \*chef's kiss\* You have my support. Such a fun team and fan base. If you guys win in the near future, I won't be mad. Unless you beat the leafs, then I'll sulk a bit but I mean, these days everyone does that haha. "Bunch of Jerks" See ya \~ from a Steve Dangle follower


sacdecorsair

Hey guys. Habs fan here. This is a A+++ troll Canes just pulled on us. Congrats! As you know hockey in Quebec is religion so people are all over the place talking about this. Makes the headlines and all. General consensus is letting KK go since it's an horrible contract. General consensus is that we're also pretty much screwed at center position since we lost Danault and now probably KK. GG Canes and fuck you! :)


dewees

any new rumors up in Quebec? It's amazing how quiet this has gotten with one day to go.


sacdecorsair

The whole town will be in shock if they match the offers. Last few days was all about speculations on how to replace KK short term. People are all into post-KK season by now. Habs management is silent since day 1. Expect Habs to publish their decision with a 2 liner at the very last second. Edit : nobody knows shit about what will happen. Habs management doesn't let anything leak.


dewees

thanks.


Torothin07

I would be shocked if Montreal doesn't match. They can't afford to lose him.


Judge_Tredd

Damn! I'd let him go. Thanks Carolina. You can have him! Good deal.


royea

from montreal. We will take the picks and offer sheet petterson thank you.


kidcanada0

As a Vancouver fan, please do. If you offer $8.2M or less, we match easily. If you offer over $8.2M we probably still match but if not, you have to give us 2 1st round picks, a 2nd and a 3rd. And then we have that mountain of cap space to do something else.


royea

And this offer sheet makes it only a first 2nd and a KK for petey. Worth it


badunkadunk

Yup. Habs fan here, everyone I talk to thinks we should take the draft picks and run. However I do think KK will perform better in Carolina than he would in Montreal.


seith99

Swapping a former 3oa at a position of need for 1st and 2nd. The Canes are good, that pick is going to be in the high 20s.


mrbig1999

I'd prefer it to be pick 32, s'il vous plait.


SourGrapesFTW

You don't have the cap space to offer sheet Petersson.


mxdiablo

Or Necas next year.


S86RDU

PR move. They are just trying to bury the TDA story.