In the offer accepted by Jesperi Kotkaniemi, the Signing Fee is $ 20 according to Sebastian Aho’s game number.
Young people Finnish NHL attackers have found themselves in the middle of a controversy that has shown the strangest part of the million-player market.
Montreal Canadiens Jesperi Kotkaniemi accepted as a limited free agent a contract offer made by Carolina Hurricanes, known in NHL terminology offer sheet.
The offer accepted by Kotkaniemi is for one year and is worth $ 6.1 million. The annual salary is clearly higher than the current market value in Kotkaniemi, but the Hurricanes could afford it – and the Canadiens do not.
Provided Kotkaniemi, 21, will end up in Hurricanes as a limited free player, the team will have to pay the Canadiens as compensation for the first and third round booking round.
However, losing booking shifts is a bit of a bad thing for the team, as it is expected to do well in the coming years, when its turn is only at the tail end of the rounds. Kotkaniemi is the third booking of the first round of the Canadiens and the entire draft from the summer of 2018.
Last season, Kotkaniemi scored 5 + 15 in the regular season in 56 matches. In the playoffs, the score was 19 + 3 in 19 matches, as the Canadiens surprisingly progressed all the way to the Stanley Cup finals.
Working as an expert for TSN and The Athletic, among others Pierre LeBrun wrote on Twitter that the Hurricanes had tried in previous days to trade with the Canadiens from Kotkaniemi, but the negotiations were not even close to leading to anything.
Kotkaniemen In a contract offer accepted, the Signing Fee is $ 20. The same number is also the star of Hurricanes Sebastian Ahon the game number used.
Hurricanes’ offer to Kotkaniemi is at the same time an obvious revenge for the Canadiens, who two summers ago offer sheetin Sebastian Aholle. However, the Hurricanes were able to respond to Canadiens’ offer at the time.
Hockey supplier Frank Seravalli pointed out that the Hurricanes used the same comments word for word in some of their communications as the Canadiens two years earlier.
Hurricanes ’notoriously snarling somet team took all the joy out of the offer. Among other things, it published a picture of the Uno card game reversal card, wrote a “people don’t forget” picture of the size of Kotkaniemi’s signature bonus, and changed its Twitter profile entirely to French.
Evil the blood between the teams is due to the oddity of the NHL that offer sheets are resentful among NHL sports leaders and against unwritten rules. Doing them is very rare, as team sports leaders, or GMs, usually don’t want to burn their bridges with colleagues.
During the salary cap period from 2005 onwards, a total of ten offers have been accepted. So far, only one of them has not been answered by the player’s previous team.
In 2007, the Edmonton Oilers recruited a power striker Dustin Penner just from the Stanley Cup winner Anaheim Ducks. The Penner case gave birth to the then sports director of Open Haters Oilers Kevin Lowen and his Ducks colleague Brian Burken between.
The dispute progressed so far that Burke was willing to rent the hall so the parties could find out the difference with a fist fight. In the end, even an NHL commissioner Gary Bettman had to intervene.