wprager wrote:Michallica wrote:Facts coming out that we offered same salary but one less year in term...3 vs 4 years? Really that was the difference? I'm so disappointed and concerned in our management group if we couldn't close it because of one extra year. Diddle what era does melnyk think we live in? 3 vs 4 years....3 vs 4 years.....you Cussing kidding me?
Facts don't support what you are saying. From the timing of events, Boudreau got an offer from Ottawa then used that to get a better one from Minnesota. He never went back to Ottawa to see if they would match. This is DeBoer all over again. He played Ottawa to get the offer from the team he really wanted.
Let's see what facts you have to support that statement. Maybe Dorion tells us a bit more the next few days, but Garrioch says we weren't willing to go that term meaning that term was discussed with the sens and they didn't want to comply. 4-5 year contracts are becoming the standard now for experienced coaches. Pretty sure if Julien would have been available we would have Cussed that up too by not offering more than 3 years.
Again mind Cussing boggling that the sens weren't willing to offer an awesome coach one extra year and that broke it all down.