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Martin Havlat Met With His Agent


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This is info I found of hfboard.com..

From Allan Walsh's twitter page

Agent for Havlat

Sitting in Restaurant in Prague and President Klaus of the Czech Republic just walked in w his entourage...sending over a bottle of wine!

19 minutes ago from mobile web

Sitting in Prague, having late lunch with Marty Havlat

about 4 hours ago from mobile web

http://twitter.com/walsha

A 4 hour lunch.

Sounds like Havlat is moving this summer

The issue the Chicago Blackhawks have in re-signing Martin Havlat is that the full horror of the salary cap world will be upon them in 12 months.

Probably the ’Hawks have room to pay Havlat full value for next season, but it would be salary cap-hurtful to give Havlat a full value deal that extends into the 2010-11 season.

In the summer of 2010, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith will be restricted free agents looking for a big raise. Andrew Ladd’s contract also expires that season.

Chicago already has $25.4 million committed for just six players (Patrick Sharp, Dustin Byfuglien, Cristobal Huet, Brian Campbell, Brent Seabrook, Brent Sopel) for that season and, given the economy, it’s fair to project that the cap probably won’t be beyond $58 million in 2010-11. There’s a chance it could go down.

Just signing Toews, Kane and Keith could easily add $16 million to that total.

If the Blackhawks give Havlat an average of $6 million, they could be looking at $47 million committed to just 10 players That would mean the last 12 players would have to average less than $1 million.

The math doesn’t work, particularly considering that Kris Versteeg, Dave Bolland and Cam Barker among others will receive deals this summer that could add another $7 million to the total.

The Blackhawks have to persuade Havlat to accept a one-year deal to give them a chance to see where they are at in 2010, or offer him a Henrik Zetterberg-style deal that gives him many years, with smaller yearly salaries over the last few years, to lower his cap number. Or, they have to commit to the reality that some other key player is going to have be dealt next summer if Havlat is signed long-term. Re-signing Havlat is highly complicated

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No offense however I love how everyone here is condemning a near point per game player. I mean how many of those do we have? :rolleyes:

Yeah really. People are getting annoying at how picky they are of players. Does every hab fan expect a team of Lemieux's???? I don't see a shot at landing Havlat but I'd sure take a shot if he was interested in playing here.

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Yeah really. People are getting annoying at how picky they are of players. Does every hab fan expect a team of Lemieux's???? I don't see a shot at landing Havlat but I'd sure take a shot if he was interested in playing here.

The only point I was getting at ,is that I would want us to stay away from injury prone players,IMO.

If that's being pickey,so be it.

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It's all about the right price!! This guy is loaded with talent but is hurt a lot. I would not want to play anywhere near fair market value for this guy or gaborik. Building a team around injury prone players cannot be a good thing.

Beside I think this Habs team lacks character and leadership and these 2 players bring none of this.

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