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Jun. 28th, 2006 | 09:31 am
posted by: giustizia4eva in amerks_hockey

Alright, so I was looking at the Amerks website, and found that 22 players have qualifying offers...other players don't, and then signed players for next season....

Here's the article:
The Buffalo Sabres announced today that the team has extended qualifying offers to 22 restricted free agents.
Players have until July 5th to either accept the qualifying offer or elect for arbitration.

Offers were extended to:
Maxim Afinogenov
Daniel Briere
Martin Biron
Brian Campbell
Tim Connolly
J.P. Dumont
Paul Gaustad
Jeff Jillson
Dmitri Kalinin
Ales Kotalik
Toni Lydman
Adam Mair
Ryan Miller
Jiri Novotny
Nathan Paetsch
Andrew Peters
Jason Pominville
Taylor Pyatt
Derek Roy
Michael Ryan
Henrik Tallinder
Chris Thorburn


Only forward Sean McMorrow and goalie Michael Leighton were not qualified. Both now become unrestricted free agents.


Other unrestricted free agents include:
David Cullen
Rory Fitzpatrick
Mike Grier
Doug Janik
Jay McKee
Teppo Numminen
Chris Taylor


Players signed for next season are Michael Card, Chris Drury, Michael Funk, Jochen Hecht, Dylan Hunter, Patrick Kaleta, Clarke MacArthur, Mark Mancari, Drew Stafford and Thomas Vanek.


Now what are qualifying offers? And when they say that players are signed for next season, does that mean they have a contract for Buffalo, or in Clarke MacArthurs and Mark Mancari's case for the Amerks? Or what? I'm soooo confused! Don't forget this is my first year really watching hockey...

Thanks for anyone's help!

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flyersfan1975

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from: flyersfan1975
date: Jun. 29th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
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I believe a qualifying offer is when the team offers a contract to that player and then he can accept it or negotiate another contract or go to abitration. I think I could be wrong.

but definitly get rid of:
David Cullen
Rory Fitzpatrick
Jiri Novotny
not that impressed with any of them.

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