Saturday, April 12, 2008
I Like The Terms of Gilbert's New Contract
At least more so than I did yesterday.
LOWETIDE & COVERED IN OIL put some sense in me.
Basically, Seabrook doesn't work as a comparison, nor does Tyutin. The 4 UFA seasons given up just can't be minimized. I was also probably wrong on the ''What you see is what you get'' mantra. Numerous examples have been pointed out that this theory is bunk.
One does have a legitimate argument that they should have offered Gilbert a short term deal (1-2 years) and make him earn that next contract. Of course the downside is you may end up paying more down the road, especially if the cap continues to rise. It seems Lowe and MacT feel otherwise, and feel confident in giving Gilbert an extension, despite only 1 full season worth of experience.
Time will tell whether they are right. At the same time, I can see their line of reasoning.
Heavy criticism may not be warranted at this point of time.
Posted by PunjabiOil at 11:21 AM