Friday, July 6, 2007

Vanek's Contract Offer Should Serve as a Warning

If there's anything that Kevin Lowe's insanely overpriced offer to Buffalo's Thomas Vanek has accomplished, it put the rest of the league on notice. The restriced free agent market, which for so long was dormant, is alive and kicking once again.

General Managers around the league have been put on alert. What for so long seemed like a gentleman's agreement between teams not to bid on each other's restricted free agents, is no more. The message is clear, draft picks be damned.

So with Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Shaone Morrisonn, and Mike Green among others set to become restricted free agents next season, George McPhee you have been adequately forewarned.

1 comment:

dcfury said...

i'm happy with what GMGM did this off season so far, but if he lets Ovechkin and/or Semin hit the market we'll either lose the (not an option) or end up over paying them. So let's hope that our GM uses his new found common sence and re-signs them both soon.