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#21 Triumph

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:33 PM

He gains plenty if he doesn't want to be a Devil and/or wants to pick where he can go.  One more year and he can pull a Justin Schultz. 

 

Justin Schultz had a way better college career than Jon Merrill.  He'd have to make up the money he loses by not playing pro hockey next year (and subsequently when he comes off his ELC, as he'll come off a year later by staying the extra year).  That's not easy to do.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:58 PM

I'm so tired of hearing this crap. Explain to me how that is a likely scenario given the number of prospects relative to the total number of players drafted, who chose that route over signing with the team that drafted them. If you can't do that and have the results show that it's a not only a possible outcome, but a plausible one, then please, put a lid on it.

 

The fact that one guy did do it fairly recently, and had teams falling over him very publicly like women swooning over The Bachelor on ABC make it more likely that others will choose to go that route imo.  If nobody else does it in the next five years (and as Tri points out, they still have to sign a regular ELC so it'll be a 'few' years before they see real money) then fine, obviously it's not going to become commonplace.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:04 PM

He gains plenty if he doesn't want to be a Devil and/or wants to pick where he can go.  One more year and he can pull a Justin Schultz. 

 

Rookies can only be offered so much in their first contract. If he refuses to sign with NJ, it would be specifically because he doesn't want to be in Jersey. I think people are way to worried about this. 


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:07 PM

Rookies can only be offered so much in their first contract. If he refuses to sign with NJ, it would be specifically because he doesn't want to be in Jersey. I think people are way to worried about this. 

 

Well he ain't getting the bonuses here, that's for sure.  That was sort of an issue with Larsson too till the last minute.  


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:13 PM

Rookies can only be offered so much in their first contract. If he refuses to sign with NJ, it would be specifically because he doesn't want to be in Jersey. I think people are way to worried about this.

Well he ain't getting the bonuses here, that's for sure. That was sort of an issue with Larsson too till the last minute.


Very few rookies ever hit those bonus targets anyway. Or at least that's what I remember hearing.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:14 PM

Well he ain't getting the bonuses here, that's for sure.  That was sort of an issue with Larsson too till the last minute.  

 

I don't think they would draft him if they were worried about that kind of stuff. He fell to the 2nd rd for his 'personal reasons', and NJ gave him a chance. That should be worth something to him. Once he makes up his mind on going pro or not (which I assume he will), he should be signed quickly. 


This is standard for pretty much all Devils college prospects, so I'm not worried about it. 


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:46 PM

Merrill isn't hitting any bonuses anyway.   The 3 guys drafted in front of Larsson all got paid the same he did.  Landeskog is probably the only one that hit a bonus.   The bonuses ain't there to be hit, they're there to be dead cap space


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:02 PM

Merrill isn't hitting any bonuses anyway.   The 3 guys drafted in front of Larsson all got paid the same he did.  Landeskog is probably the only one that hit a bonus.   The bonuses ain't there to be hit, they're there to be dead cap space

 

Larsson would have hit an ice time bonus for sure.  


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:09 PM

The fact that one guy did do it fairly recently, and had teams falling over him very publicly like women swooning over The Bachelor on ABC make it more likely that others will choose to go that route imo.  If nobody else does it in the next five years (and as Tri points out, they still have to sign a regular ELC so it'll be a 'few' years before they see real money) then fine, obviously it's not going to become commonplace.

It happened once recently, so unless it doesn't happen again for 5 years, you'll assume it's a trend and not an anomaly? That's an absurd assumption.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:22 PM

Merrill isn't hitting any bonuses anyway. The 3 guys drafted in front of Larsson all got paid the same he did. Landeskog is probably the only one that hit a bonus. The bonuses ain't there to be hit, they're there to be dead cap space

Larsson would have hit an ice time bonus for sure.





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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:47 PM

I'd love to sign him..it gives NJ more flexibility when dealing with current defensmen at the deadline
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