digitalmonkey, on Friday, September 25th, 2009, 9:54 PM, said:
By the way, i don't think the 3-year max limit should kick in next year. I think it should start the year after that.
DanielNegreanu, on Friday, September 25th, 2009, 11:13 PM, said:
I kinda of agree with you, what is your reasoning for that?
digitalmonkey, on Friday, September 25th, 2009, 11:21 PM, said:
Because I had a plan for guys like Stamkos and Neal just as you probably had a plan for Ryan and Bob for Toews. Bringing in the new rule right away seems somewhat unfair and punishes us for managing our teams under the way the rules were. By delaying the new rule it gives us time to adjust and doesn't take away from the intent of the new rule. If we implement this new rule based on this seasons stats then we should have implemented the Toews rule this year also. And thanks for asking and listening.
DanielNegreanu, on Friday, September 25th, 2009, 11:23 PM, said:
I agree with you. Had I known about the rule changes I would have called up Ryan and Oshie last year. You make a good point and we'll go with it. However, draft pick changes will change immediately in terms of the salary structure.
I think for next year we should make it a 4 year max contract and then 3 years the year after if you don't want to implement it right away. Any time that you change a rule it's going to have an effect and we need to get things going on getting adjustments in our pool as soon as possible to change some of the structural issues that we've talked about.Just because you and Dale would have planned differently is no reason to delay putting in a good rule.The reason for the Toews rule not going this year was a practical one. We would have had to make sure to communicate with all the teams in a timely enough fashion the procedure for it and made sure that the teams that weren't at the draft would submit callups to take place after the draft but before the waiver period. With our transition I'm not confident that would have happend.