A website called fansided.com reports something allegedly written by the Toronto Sun – the L.A. Kings have offered Marian Gaborik 3 years and 15 million for a cap hit of…looking around, no beer, shit it’s only 9am, later…5 million per season. I write allegedly because fansided’s link to the Toronto Sun article has nothing to do with Gaborik and any contact but rather why Tim Leiweke did not want Darryl Sutter as coach and why Brian Burke may not be too bright.
I looked for the article elsewhere and could not find it. I will post it when I have it or you do so.
Let’s assume it is true.
Sounds right for an opening offer. Opening offers should not be insulting. This isn’t. Opening offers should leave room to negotiate. This does.
$5.3 to $5.8, 3 or 4 years, that was my guess on Gaborik’s contract. I think that is exactly where it will come unless Gabby decides to test the free agent market and take more money…and I assure you he will get more money and more term on the open market.
Marian Gaborik is a very good player. He will have a lot of success with the L.A. Kings. He will win more Stanley Cups with the Kings. But if the bigger money is still the primary motivator, he should go elsewhere and cherish the moments he had in Los Angeles.
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