Well Jones and Duchene both publicly said they weren't staying.
Bobrovsky was telling Russian reporters there was no way he was resigning in Columbus prior to the end of the season when Florida gave him that massive offer.
CBJ give a clear overpay here. They're probably just so happy one of their top players is willing to stay.
Duchene publicly said he loved CBJ and wanted to hear their offer? My guess is, just like what happened with Bob, he told them what he wanted and they said “no chance.”
Point being, perception is people wanted to flee the organization; my counter is, the best contracts are sometimes the ones you don’t sign.
Not a huge fan of this, but I have more faith in it than the others. Younger, only six years, much better defensively, offensively, and analytically than Jones. Mos def had to pay more, but that’s not just a CBJ thing, that’s what happens whenever you buy out UFA years.
We’re a year away from the cap rising again, and Adam Fox altering the market.