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Samson the Reinharted: What do you expect of him?


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#81 Thorny

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 11:29 PM

Right now, Reinhart almost certainly expects himself to play well enough to earn more money w/ another season under his belt.
Can't see Botteril offering him today what he'd want. Waaaay too much uncertainty. Is he the 1st line RW, 2nd line RW, 2nd line C, or 3rd C? Each will bring a much different payout most likely. And, as of today he's either 2RW or 3C. Neither of which gets an Eichel-ish deal. He's probably ~2-3 seasons of seasoning away from stepping into 1R or 2C. Give him the bridge after this season & let him earn an O'Reilly-ish deal after the bridge.
None of which says trading block nor no-confidence IMHO.


3 year bridge?

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 11:35 PM

3 year bridge?


It's late & I'm beat, but that would still leave 1 more RFA year, right?

If so, that's what I'd expect & by then they decide if he's that 4th/5th piece of the core or if he's expendable (aka, is he Eric Staal or Jordan Staal? ;)).

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 11:37 PM

It's late & I'm beat, but that would still leave 1 more RFA year, right?
If so, that's what I'd expect & by then they decide if he's that 4th/5th piece of the core or if he's expendable (aka, is he Eric Staal or Jordan Staal? ;)).


Makes sense.

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 06:06 PM

Has anyone heard Botterill mention anything in regards to whether or not he'd be open to contract talks with Sam (or anyone) mid-season? Or is he strictly an offseason guy for contract negotiations.

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 08:01 PM

Has anyone heard Botterill mention anything in regards to whether or not he'd be open to contract talks with Sam (or anyone) mid-season? Or is he strictly an offseason guy for contract negotiations.

 

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 09:05 PM

So now we know what you do for a living...you're the fortune cookie guy! Awesome! :)

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 09:11 PM

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So, is that a yes?

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:22 PM

So, is that a yes?


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 11:33 PM

.....if he performs well, JBOTs tail will wag.


Ahh, I gotchu.