Riprock wrote:Nashville should sign Voracek to an offer sheet now.
I'm thinking that might be doing Philly a favour. They have a bit of a logjam in the top 6 right now with Briere, Giroux, Hartnell, Schenn, Simmonds, Couturier, Read, and Voracek. Losing Voracek for a 1st and a 3rd wouldn't be terrible. They can possibly do better than that on the trade front, but I don't know that they'd match at this point.
If this is still the correct compensation, then I'd offer $3.134M max, which would only cost a 2nd round pick, for a 45-50 point forward. If Philly matches, so be it. Then they are stuck with a $3M+ bottom 6 forward they can't trade for at least one year, and prevents them from making other moves (i.e. Doan, a defenceman). Also takes away a bargaining chip in any possible trade offers to acquire a defenceman now that they lost out on Weber.
$1,034,249 annual cap hit or less: No compensation
$1,034,249 — $1,567,043: Third-round pick
$1,567,043 — $3,134,088: Second-round pick
$3,134,088 — $4,701,131: First and third-round pick
$4,701,131 — $6,268,175: First, second and third-round pick
$6,268,175 — $7,835,219: Two first-round picks, a second and third
$7,835,219 and higher: Four first-round picks