They're trying to say that if anyone offers Doughty an offer sheet, he'll decline it, and then LA will enact arbitration for him... I don't think it's that cut and dry, but that's the gist of it.
Again they are assuming that will happen, but everything is just speculation.
Yeah, I'm with you on this. While I highly doubt Holland will send an offer sheet to Doughty, ANY team has the right to do so, under the current CBA. Unless LA enacts the arbitration process for Doughty, he's not immune to offer sheets.
I think Crymson just likes to think that he can ultimately predict anything sometimes. Not trying to start anything Crymson, just the impression I get.
L.A. taking Doughty to arbitration if he rejects this offer is about as likely as the sun rising tomorrow. It would be asinine beyond belief of Lombardi to not do so, especially
given how few effective defenseman will be available on the free agent market this offseason. Doughty is still immune to offer sheets at this stage, regardless, because none can be presented to him until July 1st.
Thank you for your attempts at psychological analysis. I guess that me using a case of extreme probability to make a statement means that I feel I can predict anything. I should go out and buy a lotto ticket now.
Edited by Crymson, 27 June 2011 - 12:25 PM.