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AA Update

Postby southfield sam » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:27 pm

He's flying to Switzerland to explore playing in the Swiss league
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Re: AA Update

Postby savz171 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:33 pm

Lol no contract in Switzerland he's going to see how shirty it really is
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Re: AA Update

Postby southfield sam » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:43 pm

Average pay in the Swiss league is $170,000- he can't possibly be this dumb
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Re: AA Update

Postby rangeredwing » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:48 pm

Lol go for it
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Re: AA Update

Postby Pop Zeus » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:51 pm

Yeah. A few hundred thousand to play for Lugano.
What a moron.
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Re: AA Update

Postby pokerandpucks » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:06 pm

What a maroon, what a nincompoop, what a gulli-bull

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Re: AA Update

Postby winged wheel » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:01 am

The KHL team pulled their offer because he wanted too much. Since the NHL season has started, if he signs with any European team, he would need to clear waivers to return to the NHL until next July. Since he's starting to lose money now, I think he'll end up signing eventually.
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Re: AA Update

Postby Scottgaf » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:03 am

His hard line stance has left his elf pissing into the wind.

Best way to make the big bucks is playing well. He's showed glimpses, and could be making almost 2 mil now, not bad for a young guy.

A great season this year, and he'd be in the 4.5 to 5 mil range just like Nyquist and Tatar. I don't get his stance. Bad advice from his agent.

Why qibble over a few hundred thousand when millions are there for the taking.
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Re: AA Update

Postby dtmfr » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:25 am

I think it's a smart move for AA to hold out. It's the only time he is gonna have any leverage. It'll be a win for AA if they meet his demands and a win for him if Holland trades him. Getting 13 minutes a game with little power play time here does nothing to help his career. Beyond stupid for him to take Holland's offer.
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Re: AA Update

Postby aTTicA » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:47 am

actually he has less leverage now than he ever will. Next year he will have arbitration rights if he takes the qualifying 1 year offer. HEs also been told going forward he would have a spot on one of the power play units, and one of the pk units, and an overall increased roll.

His agent is just being thick and stubborn. He was offered a fair deal based on what comparable rfas are getting. Andersson ended up at 1.8x3. Less than the wings are offering aa and with an additional year. He bluffed russia based on an offer that may or may not have even existed. Supposedly now its been pulled because he wants too much money? They are also nearly 20 games into their 60 game season so if he was going to go he would have long ago. Now hes talking about the swiss league which will likely pay him under the nhl league minimum.

And PZ will argue that he should take the russia deal for the money, that his agent must maximize this contract because AA could have an on or off ice career ending injury, and now supports his decision to play for 2-300K in the swiss league because its...pretty?

Hes nickel and diming holland at a time when we really dont have alot of cap flexibility and ultimately backing himself further and further into a corner. Even if AA dominated the swiss league its highly unlikely he comes back next year and a team is going to give up a quality asset and pay him more than 2ish mil. Most guys coming out of the EU or KHL have to demonstrate that they can produce similar numbers at the nhl level before nhl teams will give them a significant contract. HEs just costing AA money right now, and the longer he waits the more money hes costing him.
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