Monday, July 03, 2006


Hold those thoughts?

So they're saying that besides Lupul and Francois BootLadislav Smid, the Oil are receiving a 1st-rounder, a 2nd-rounder, and another conditional 1st-rounder.

Look back at the RFA compensation schedule, and tell me what those "extra" draft choices and about $4M to play with equates to:
Up to $660,000 - No compensation
$660,000 to $1 million - One 3rd round draft pick
$1 to $2 million - One second round pick
$2 to $3 million - One 1st and one 3rd round pick
$3 to $4 million - One 1st, one 2nd and one 3rd round pick
$4 to $5 million - Two 1sts, one 2nd and one 3rd round pick
Over $5 million - Four 1st round picks

Chris brought this up in Lowetide's comments: maybe Bouwmeester is on his way to Northern Alberta after all...

P.S. Lots of other awesome comments in that thread. Vic Ferrari:
If Selanne goes down to injury (Torres, nudge nudge) those draft picks might be high. :-)

And Dennis:
There are some draft years where even a top 10 pick isn't worth a signed Kim Issel jersey.

Among others. P.P.S. Smid might turn out to be a fine player, but (statheads correct me if I'm wrong) guys who score 1 goal in 87 AHL games as a 19-year-old don't turn out to be quality NHL PP quarterbacks.

P.P.P.S. A few more comments from that Lowetide thread:
Open up the check book for Spacek and uh Witt or Markov I guess?... Spacek must be laughing... Spaceck (sic] and Markov asap...

Good times.

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