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#46 carpanfan96

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 08:13 PM

I know free agency begins at midnight but didn't the teams have to make their final cuts by 4 pm today?

Is Lucas still around?


The 4pm deadline was for Tender's for RFA.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 08:21 PM

Gantt is right, the bridges may have been burned. Might as well try to get something for him, even if it is just a sixth rounder.

Having 11 million cap hit over two years off the books would be a big help.


That is his salary. His cap hit is a lot more that that. I think it is something like 9 million per year.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 08:45 PM

Well the funny thing is if you go to the detroit lions forum [Link]- http://www.prosports....d.php?t=333830 : Most of their fans actually wanted Ken Lucas and were sad they did not get him. That cracks me off LMAO!!!

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:15 PM

His 2009 base salary is 5.6 - Cap hit - 9.1 mill
2010 base salary is 6 million - around - 9.8 million

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:22 PM

Well the funny thing is if you go to the detroit lions forum [Link]- http://www.prosports....d.php?t=333830 : Most of their fans actually wanted Ken Lucas and were sad they did not get him. That cracks me off LMAO!!!


Would you not want him if you were a Lions fan?

I'm not altogether sure that I want him out of here, though I don't think we're going to keep him on after all this mess. It really is a shame it's worked out this way.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:54 PM

Hmmmm...not sure the exact reasons Luc nixed the trade...maybe he doesn't want to start all over with a bad franchise at his age, a thought with which I would definitely sympathize. But their new HC Schwartz is a pretty respected DC and might have been good for Luc.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:01 AM

Hmmmm...not sure the exact reasons Luc nixed the trade...maybe he doesn't want to start all over with a bad franchise at his age, a thought with which I would definitely sympathize. But their new HC Schwartz is a pretty respected DC and might have been good for Luc.


I believe he nixed it for the same reason he's being shopped, he apparently has no interest in re-working his contract, that plus he's at an age that if he's getting dealt it better be to a team with a chance at a ring.

I can't imagine the Panthers would shop him if he was willing to make a deal, why not make the deal themselves. I can't understand why they would have even attempted to move him to a non contender that wanted to re-work his contract. I admit the whole thing confuses me.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:02 AM

since its past 12 does that mean our chance is up b4 getting him off the books?

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:04 AM

Nothing has changed except the free agent period has started.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:14 AM

What would he have been worth to the Lions before he put the word out he wouldn't play for Detroit?
3rd rounder?
Now we have two primadonna veterans on the team who think they'll steer their destiny as they desire. :mad:

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:41 AM

IDK if I would put Pep and Luc in the same category KG. I don't really blame Luc for not wanting to go to Det and nixing it. It's the only form of control a guy under contract really has other than holding out (which I hate). If they made it clear to him he was getting shopped, he doesn't really "owe" them a "yes" to rework his contract to go to a team he doesn't want to go to IMO... in light of his being a good soldier all along. Admittedly, I don't know the whole situation though.
Pep's only "fault" in my eyes was the public ugliness he put out through his agent. He has a right to move on as well.


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