Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by no Gino, Jul 20, 2006.
This from Sid Hartman, a columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune
thats great...hed a fantastic fit on the second line LW postion, that is if he makes the team which i think most people are guessing he would
Don't most high first rounders get the max rookie contract? I see no problem with what he wants. I just think the Bruins are doing the standard negotiation, and will probably give in before camp starts.
Come on down Umberger, I mean Kessel.
that high a pick gets the rookie-max i would think in almost every case... not sure there is much negotiation to do outside of any hidden stuff in the contract. then again, it's the bruins and we know how they can be with money.
Does the fifth overall pick usually get the max rookie salary?
i see no problem giving a number 5 overall the max contract considering his potential and that he is already 'nhl ready'...i would be scared though if there are already money issues
It would be amazing to see Boston screw this up.
why kessel can have the maximum
*** is Boston doing??
Pretty much every 1st rd pick gets the rookie max...the kid was taken 5th overall...Rookie max is a given.
I also believe Bergeron recieved the rookie max and the bruins took him in rd 2. Im not 100% sure on that.
I dont think its too un-reasonable ...provided he shows in camp he's ready for the NHL and can contribute...if he cant contribute... then he should either go back to college or AHL.
He'll get the rookie max, but I honestly don't think he's NHL ready yet. He needs to add several more dimensions (passing, defensive zone coverage, hockey sense/awareness) to his game before he'll even be a remotely good NHLer.
1st rounders get paid on potential...thats why 90% of them get the rookie max.
Kessel could have 100 holes in his game. The fact still remains that Boston took him 5th overall, ergo he will/should get the rookie max.
dont quote me but i believe he signed for around 650k...i could be wrong though
im gonna try to find last years team salary to confirm
Edit-Now that i think about it, Bergeron made about 650k last year after the roll back which would put him close to the rookie max(wasnt the max in the last CBA about 1.025$?)
They can pony up the cash for Marc Savard but not Kessel...
Kessel is NOT ready for the NHL, and I think he and the Bruins are making a big mistake if he is brought to the show now.
Could be good for the Habs...the Bruins would totaly destroy Kessel's confidence and he would suck for his whole career...but I don't wish that to any prospect. Anyways, even if he become a star, the Habs are better than the Bruins
While I think Kessel could use another year of seasoning with the Gophers, I have no doubt he could have a decent year with the Bruins if used properly.
if kessel signs and doesnt make the bruins, is he eligible for the ahl, or will he go to saginaw (i believe they have his rights)?
I actually think he is ready. Another year of scoring over a point per game in NCAA will do nothing for him.
It's called standard negotiations. Bruins will probably give him the max before training camp begins anyways.
People are making too big a deal out of this.
How are all those top Habs prospects doing since 2001?
But he's officially out of the NCAA, then, either way? I mean if they are negotiating. Or is that kid from all the combine interview-bashfest threads really handling "standard negotiations" all by himself. Uh-huh. Advisors? Uh-huh. I wonder where the line gets drawn?
He can play AHL.
You are asking the wrong person.