Dread, that was merely meant for example......no, he isn’t signing for $7 mil, but I’m simply pointing out that even $7 mil/year is a fucking shitload of money. Personally, I don’t care if he stays or goes......but I’d like to see the Blues at least get the chance to defend their title with him in the lineup for the rest of this season.Dread_Pirate_Westley wrote: ↑Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:07 amI think we are going to be sorely disappointed if we believe Petro will be had for 7 million a season. Defensemen like him don't hit the open market often.Matangama wrote: ↑Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:02 amIf I’m him, I go for the “bird in the hand” and sign a long-term deal. The dollars probably won’t be what they were going to be, but what if he signs a one-year deal and then this crap happens again next year? Screw it.....even if he signs an 8-yr deal at “only” $7 mil/season, that’s still a shitload of money. It’s all Monopoly money after you get above a certain level.MattyIce wrote: ↑Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:58 amI wonder if Petro will think about signing a 1 year bridge deal and then looking for that big contract after next season. It seems like the cap is going to go down now with the lost revenue. It may make it even harder to find a team willing to give him a mega deal.
If he got any kind of solid offer from the Blues previously and turned it down, he has to be kicking himself right now.
Honestly, the impact of the shutdown on the salary cap might actually make it more likely that he stays with the Blues. I had pretty much assumed that he was gone, but now I’m not so sure.