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Frenzy - Batch 1

2018-09-10

Hello All,

We’re pretty much ready to fire up Batch 1 of the Frenzy. This year with the changes to the Frenzy, we will be doing a silent pitch to the Email address bfha.frenzy@gmail.com . The Address will start accepting pitches immediately. 

 

These pitches will be accepted for 7 days, until 6:00AM EST time on Sept 18th. Once the deadline has passed, the Free Agent Frenzy Committee will work on processing the pitches and identifying the best pitches for the sake of the player. Term, Base Salary, and a Signing Bonus will factor in, but the most important monetary factor will be base and AAV, but still the players odds of winning a Toro Cup, or playing time, captaincies, role on the team and history with the GM/Coach/Teammates may also factor in.

 

GM’s who are on the Free Agent Committee are encouraged to submit their offers early in the process to reduce any appearance of bending the rules, but I will add, that only myself and the Commissioner have the password for the Email Address.

 

Anyway, the following players are available in Batch 1

 

Mike Smith (G)

Ryan Miller (G)

Travis Zajac (C)

Nick Bonino (C)

Antoine Vermette (C)

Marian Gaborik (LW)

Jason Pominville (RW)

Scottie Upshall (W)

Ian Cole (D)

Marc Staal (D)

Andrew MacDonald (D)

Chris Kunitz (LW)

Chris Stewart (LW)

 

Also, our lone RFA of the batch is Dmitry Kulikov, please see the Rule book for compensation rules.

 

Dmitry Kulikov (D)   

 

2016 Contract = 3.5M             

Qualifying Offer is set at 3.85M

 

Also please note when making your pitch, that justification will be expected if you are offering a large contract, especially if your contract isn’t in line with what other GM’s have offered. If your justification is there and it’s reasonable, it’ll increase your chances of being the winning bid. 

 

The frenzy committee will be using the Olympic method to determine the winning bid. That is, we will identify the best bids, then vote, removing the lowest vote receiving team until we are down to two teams, and the team with most votes will sign the player, at which point, we will announce that player as having signed with that team.

 

Also please note that each GM may only put bids on two players during Batch 1. 

 

~Todd




TODD (Florida)

After a long debate, Mike Smith has decided to sign with the Calgary Flames on a 3 year deal worth 6.0M per year. He will also be getting a 4.5M signing bonus and will become Calgary's number 1 goalie. He wants to thanks all the team who showed interest and was flattered by some of the offers sent his way.

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ROBERTO (Montreal) Congrats to the flames on signing Smith.
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TODD (Florida)

Ian Cole would like to thank the teams who took time to make an offer. He was torn between resigning with the Islanders or moving on. In the End, he went after the combination that ave him the best chance to win, the best contract, and opportunity for his Family. He signed with the Winnipeg Jets for 4 years, paying him 4.75M annually and a 2.0M signing bonus.

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STEVE (New York Islanders) LOL - best chance to win... WPG has no first round exit pedigree like Long Island does! Let's be honest, he probably made the right choice. Good luck Ian!
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TODD (Florida)

Nick Bonino would like to thank all of the interested shown in him, but he has decided to sign with the Los Angeles Kings. The Contract is for 4 years @ 5.0M per year w/ a 2.0M Signing Bonus.

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TODD (Florida)

Smith has narrowed down his choices to Calgary and Chicago... stay tuned

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TODD (Florida)

7 teams in on Ian Cole, 6 teams are interested in Mike Smith.

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ROBERTO (Montreal) And ? The winner is ?
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TODD (Florida)

Marc Staal had two very good offers from two teams who look to make noise this season. He decided to go with term and guaranteed money. He signed a 4 year deal with Pittsburgh that will pay him 3.0M annually, with a 2.0M SB right away. His AAV will be 3.5M. Rumours had him very close to signing in Tampa Bay in order to play with his brother Eric, but the term and opportunity in Pittsburgh proved too great.

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TODD (Florida)

Andrew MacDonald had three very good offers, but decided to go for the best offer combined with the best chance to win a Toro. He has signed w/ Minnesota for 2 years @ 4.0M, w/ a 2.0M SB... His AAV will be 5.0M

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TODD (Florida)

Scottie Upshall has signed with Los Angeles on a 1 year deal worth 1.25M.

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TODD (Florida)

Chris Kunitz has decided to sign with Anaheim Ducks, reuniting him with former GM Corey Bedard. He signed a 3-year deal worth an average of 3.75M. Exact terms were 4.25M, 3.75M, 3.25M per year.

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TODD (Florida)

Chicago has signed Jason Pominville to a 2 year 4.75M deal with a 3.0M SB which brings the AAV to 6.25M

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TODD (Florida)

More to come

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TODD (Florida)

RFA Dmitry Kulikov resigns w/ St. Louis for 3.85M for one year

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TODD (Florida)

Florida signs Chris Stewart to a 2 year deal for 2.4M per year

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TODD (Florida)

Washington signs Marian Gaborik to a 2 year deal for 2.0M per year

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TODD (Florida)

St. Louis signs Antoine Vermette to a 2 year deal for 2.5M per year

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TODD (Florida)

Columbus signs Travis Zajac to a 2 year deal for 3.8M w/ 3.8M SB = 5.7M AAV

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TODD (Florida)

Buffalo signs Ryan Miller to a 3 year deal @ 2.5M base w/ 1.8M SB = 3.1M AAV

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TODD (Florida)

Last chance to get your bids in on batch 1... this time tomorrow, the Free Agent Committee will start combing through the bids and making decision on who is signing where... Stay tuned tomorrow. Press Releases will be announced on this thread.

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JASON (Dallas) Steve, were you going to send the comittee members the sheet?
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TODD (Florida)

PS - for the sake of organizing, can you seierate your bids too? One email per bid. Just make them easier to sort through! Thanks

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