Wie läuft das eigentlich mit Stamkos genau? Wenn kein anderes Team ein Angebot macht, muss er in Tampa bleiben? Oder wird er ab Tag X dann UFA? Und bis wann kann Tampa ein einkommendes Angebot matchen??
Also angenommen, er will woanders hin, könnte er bis zu einem bestimmten Tag warten, bis er UFA ist??
Players who are no longer considered "entry-level" but do not qualify as unrestricted free agents become restricted free agents when their contracts expire.
The current team must extend a "qualifying offer" to a restricted free agent to retain negotiating rights to that player. (Anmerkung: Die Deadline war schon, QO ging an Stamkos)
- Players who earned less than $660,000 in the previous season must be offered 110 percent of last season's salary. Players making up to $1 million must be offered 105 percent. Players making over $1 million must be offered 100 percent. - If the qualifying offer is not made, the player becomes an unrestricted free agent. - If the player rejects a qualifying offer, he remains a restricted free agent.
An offer sheet is a contract negotiated between an NHL team and a restricted free agent on another team. The offer sheet includes all the terms of a standard player contract, including length, salary, bonuses, etc. A player who has signed a qualifying offer or is going to salary arbitration with his original team cannot sign an offer sheet. When an offer sheet is signed, the player’s current (original) team is notified. That team can keep the player under the terms of the offer sheet, or decline and let the player join the new team under those terms. The original team has seven days to make its decision. Once an offer sheet has been signed by a player, the original team cannot negotiate a new contract under different terms or trade the player’s rights. It’s only options are to accept or decline the offer sheet. If the original team chooses to accept, or “match” the offer sheet, the player cannot be traded for one year.
A team or player can file for salary arbitration as a mechanism to settle contract disputes. A team can take a player to arbitration once in his career, and cannot ask for a salary reduction greater than 15 percent. Players can ask for salary arbitration as often as they want.
Restricted free agents must sign NHL contracts by December 1, or they are not eligible to play in the NHL for the rest of the season.
NHL salary arbitration is a tool available to settle some contract disputes. The player and team each propose a salary for the coming season, and argue their cases at a hearing. The arbitrator, a neutral third party, then sets the player's salary.
Most players must have four years of NHL experience before they are eligible for salary arbitration (the term is reduced for those who signed their first NHL contract after the age of 20). The process is used by restricted free agents, because it is one of the few bargaining options available to them.
The deadline for players to request salary arbitration is July 5, with cases heard in late July and early August. A player and team can continue to negotiate up until the date of the hearing, in hopes of agreeing on a contract and avoiding the arbitration process.
Teams can also ask for salary arbitration. But a player can be taken to arbitration only once in his career, and can never receive less than 85 per-cent of his previous year's salary. There are no such restrictions on the number of times a player can ask for arbitration, or the size of the salary awarded.
A decision must be made within 48 hours of the hearing. When the decision is announced, the team has the right to decline, or "walk away" from the award. If the team exercises this right, the player can declare himself an unrestricted free agent.
The evidence that can be used in arbitration cases: The player's "overall performance" including statistics in all previous seasons. Injuries, illnesses and the number of games played. The player's length of service with the team and in the NHL. The player's "overall contribution" to the team's success or failure. The player's "special qualities of leadership or public appeal." The performance and salary of any player alleged to be "comparable" to the player in the dispute.
Evidence that is not admissible: The salary and performance of a "comparable" player who signed a contract as an unrestricted free agent. Testimonials, video and media reports. The financial state of the team. The salary cap and the state of the team's payroll.
Dan Sexton (ANA) Andrej Sekera (BUF) Derek Joslin (CAR) Chris Campoli (CHI) Viktor Stalberg (CHI) Kevin Porter (COL) Ryan Wilson (COL) Andrew Cogliano (EDM) Alec Martinez (LA) Brad Richardson (LA) Josh Gorges (MTL) Sergei Kostitsyn (NSH) Mark Fraser (NJ) Blake Comeau (NYI) Brandon Dubinsky (NYR) Ryan Callahan (NYR) Brian Boyle (NYR) Michael Sauer (NYR) Lauri Korpikoski (PHX) Teddy Purcell (TB) Blake Wheeler (WIN) Jannik Hansen (VAN)
TSN - It appears the Winnipeg Jets may be playing in the Central Division of the Western Conference after next season.
According to the Grand Rapids Press, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold said as much on Monday, telling Minneapolis radion station, KFAN that the Wild would be playing in the Central Division against the Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Dallas Stars and possibly the Columbus Blue Jackets. He made no mention of the Detroit Red Wings, which is the team most likely to move the Eastern Conference to accomodate the Jets' move.
The NHL Board of Governors are scheduled to meet in December to resume talks of realignment. The Jets will play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference this season, joining the Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning, Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers.
Also in gewisser Weise waren sich die Broadstreet Bullies aus Philly und die Big Bad Bruins aus Boston ja schon öfter recht ähnlich. Aber ein Blick auf das aktuelle Roster ist wirklich witzig:
Tor No. 1: Veteran Top Goaltender mit ca. 5 Mio Einkommen: Thomas, Bryzgalov No. 2: sehr talentierter Jjunger europäischer Back-Up: Rask, Bobrovsky
Defense: Towering vet. Defenseman: Chara, Pronger offensive minded Defender an der Seite des großen Turms: Seidenberg, Carle etablierter 2nd Pair defender, mit leicht off. Note und gutem Skating, knapp U 30: Boychuck, Coburn offensiver, veteran 2nd Pair Defender, der im PP als Puck Mover fungiert und nahezu nie schießt: Kaberle, Timonen
Sturm: Topcenter aus Quebec, Ü 30: Savard, Briere 1st Line Grinder auf links: Lucic, Hartnell 1st Line Power Forward auf rechts: Horton, vanRiemsdyk junger scoring Center, mit franko-Kanadischen Wurzeln oder zumindest einem franko- kanadischen Namen: Bergeron, Giroux extrem talentierter Center Prospect aus dem 2010er Draft: Seguin, Schenn veteran Forward für Reihe 2 o. 3, Ü 40 : Recchi, Jagr junger, high energy player mit grit für Reihe 3: Marchand, Simmonds knapp 30 jahre alter 3rd Line Winger für die Drecksarbeit und etwas scoring: Campbell, Talbot großer enforcer für Reihe 4: Thornton, Shelley Wurst mit dummem Namen: Kampfer, Nödl
Coach franko-Name aber dennoch mit einem Spielsystem basierend auf Energy, Grit und Power: Julien, Laviolette
Vermutlich gibt es noch mehr Übereinstimmungen, diese allerdings kamen mir mehr oder weniger aus dem Kopf. Zugegeben: Kaberle und Recchi sind mittlerweile weg aus Boston. Mal sehen, ob Boston nicht noch einen entsprechenden Recchi und Kaberle Ersatz holt und ob die Flyers nun mit einer ähnlich aufgebauten Mannschaft Erfolg haben werden...