Retribution

St. Louis signed the newly acquired Canuck, Steve Bernier, to a one year, 2.5 million dollar deal.  Less than a week after he was obtained via trade from the Buffalo Sabres for a 2nd and 3rd round pick. 

Clearly the Blues didn’t think that the Canucks would not accept the offer sheet and take a single 2nd round pick in return after just giving up more than that to obtain him.

I think this was a little childish from the St. Louis Blues organization.  I can’t even see John Davidson wanting to do this.  He’s too classy for a move like this.  Look at how swiftly he accepted the offer sheet given to David Backes despite pressure from other GM’s to make Gillis wait out the full 7 days.

Seems like an ownership battle to me.

The Chief Canuck

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One Comment on “Retribution”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Retribution is definitely the case here. I think the NHL needs to change the way this works… otherwise you will see some teams offer players a legitimate salary while others a salary just above what they think the other team is wanting to pay but not high enough so that they won’t pay it. What if there was a rule that a team that wanted to sign a player would have to sign them for 1.5 or even double what the original team is currently offering? That way, they are paying well above what the original team is willing to pay them and they are stuck with the bill if the team doesn’t match.

    Fantasy Hockey Pool News


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