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johnny_rudeboy 03-21-2007 12:27 PM

Lundqvist RFA 08
 
Seeing as his contract is up after next season. What kind of deal do you belive he will get? A long term like Brodeur or crazy one like DiPietros and for how much. I can see them trying to lock him up long term so he never ever gets close to the UFA market.

UAGoalieGuy 03-21-2007 12:29 PM

Apparently Lundqvist is an RFA after this season as he only sign a 2 year entry level contract due to the fact that he signed at an older age.

Nich 03-21-2007 12:29 PM

not sure what we can expect from the market, but yes extension him for 4-6 years and hopefully at a not to steep price

Thirty One 03-21-2007 12:29 PM

however much Philly offers him

HockeyBurd* 03-21-2007 12:29 PM

The playoffs and next season as well as Montoya's progress next season will all be part of the dicision making process.

Thirty One 03-21-2007 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by UAGoalieGuy (Post 8590341)
Apparently Lundqvist is an RFA after this season as he only sign a 2 year entry level contract due to the fact that he signed at an older age.

that is correct.

Choice 03-21-2007 12:32 PM

Yeah I was wondering about this. I think he will get a monster deal, close to the max if not at it. It may behoove the Rangers to make a run for the cup next year while Jagr is still here and Henrik is underpaid.

Inferno 03-21-2007 12:34 PM

probably 6 years, @ 5-6 per.

Levitate 03-21-2007 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by JohnnyChoice (Post 8590372)
Yeah I was wondering about this. I think he will get a monster deal, close to the max if not at it. It may behoove the Rangers to make a run for the cup next year while Jagr is still here and Henrik is underpaid.

I think the fact that he's only been in the league two years, and struggled at times this year, will lead to a more reasonable contract.

He hasn't been around long enough to demand the max.

3 year contract around $4 mill or so, and then after that is when he'll go for the money.

ECL 03-21-2007 12:35 PM

4 years at 5.5M.

I would not offer more than 4 years. Once he's 29 and in his prime and the goaltending battle is over with him and Montoya, give him another long contract.

UAGoalieGuy 03-21-2007 12:37 PM

I'd say 6 years with these payouts:

$3.5, $3.5, $4.5, $4.5, $5.5, $5.5 for an average cap hit of $4.5

Chimp 03-21-2007 12:37 PM

If he consistently plays this many games every season, at this level, I think we're talking a 5 year contract about $5 million.

RangerBoy 03-21-2007 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by johnny_rudeboy (Post 8590328)
Seeing as his contract is up after next season. What kind of deal do you belive he will get? A long term like Brodeur or crazy one like DiPietros and for how much. I can see them trying to lock him up long term so he never ever gets close to the UFA market.

Lundqvist's deal is up this summer.He was 23 when he signed his entry level contract

Quote:

Players who sign their first contract at age 18-21 are required to sign three-year Entry Level contracts; players age 22-23 will be required to sign two-year deals; and players age 24 will be required to sign a one-year Entry Level contract.
http://www.nhl.com/nhlhq/cba/index.html

Henrik isn't eligible for UFA status for another 2 seasons

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Unrestricted Free Agency - For the 2005-06 season, a player age 31 with four accrued seasons will be an unrestricted free agent; in 2006-07, a player age 29 with four accrued seasons or with eight accrued seasons; in 2007-08, a player age 28 with four accrued seasons or with seven accrued seasons; beginning in 2008-09 and for the duration of the agreement, a player age 27 with four accrued seasons or with seven accrued seasons will be an unrestricted free agent. For purposes of qualifying for unrestricted free agency, the 2004-05 cancelled season will be counted as a year of accrued service.
http://www.nhl.com/nhlhq/cba/index.html

Two examples

Before training camp,Ryan Miller signed a 3 year deal/$8 million and Miikka Kiprusoff signed a 3 year deal/$10 million after the lockout

Both Miller and Kiprusoff have experienced playoff success while Henrik hasn't so far

RangerBoy 03-21-2007 12:40 PM

Ryan Miller money is more than fair for Lundqvist

3 years/$8 million is more than fair

Choice 03-21-2007 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Levitate (Post 8590397)
I think the fact that he's only been in the league two years, and struggled at times this year, will lead to a more reasonable contract.

He hasn't been around long enough to demand the max.

3 year contract around $4 mill or so, and then after that is when he'll go for the money.

Like Burd said earlier in the thread, I think this stretch run and (fingers crossed here) these playoffs will go a long way in deciding. With the performance he has put on since the all star break this year though, he definitely is in a position to ask for a big deal.

Regardless, he deserves and is going to get a healthy raise when this contact is up, and it will definitely limit what management can do, as opposed to now when the team's best player isnt even making 1 mm.

ECL 03-21-2007 12:43 PM

I would sign him for 2 years, actually. Wouldn't that bring him to the season before UFA eligibility? He'd have 4 years of play and I thought that UFA eligibility was 5 years or so.

Thirty One 03-21-2007 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Jon Rx (Post 8590483)
I would sign him for 2 years, actually. Wouldn't that bring him to the season before UFA eligibility? He'd have 4 years of play and I thought that UFA eligibility was 5 years or so.

it's four years as long as your 27 (which he would be).

Choice 03-21-2007 12:47 PM

Sign Briere or Drury this offseason I say, this team could be a cup contender next year. It is a huge advantage in this cap system having a player like Henrik earing as little as he currently does. Exploit that while you can.

Nich 03-21-2007 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by -31- (Post 8590519)
it's four years as long as your 27 (which he would be).

not a bad idea

I Am Chariot 03-21-2007 12:51 PM

Open the piggy bank...

Luckily, Henrik LOVES NYC.

I don't see him testing the open Market

I don't see the Rangers letting it get that far either.

Choice 03-21-2007 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by cycleandshoot (Post 8590566)
Open the piggy bank...

Luckily, Henrik LOVES NYC.

I don't see him testing the open Market

I don't see the Rangers letting it get that far either.

Its not like the old days though. There is a cap number to consider. And love NY or not a pro athlete only has so many cracks at the big money contract in his career.

bleedblue94 03-21-2007 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by cycleandshoot (Post 8590566)
Open the piggy bank...

Luckily, Henrik LOVES NYC.

I don't see him testing the open Market

I don't see the Rangers letting it get that far either.

i agree .... i think we may have our goalie for the next 5-7 years. hank has just been unbelievable except for the slump earlier this year ... without him the rangers arent even sniffing the playoffs EITHER season

johnny_rudeboy 03-21-2007 12:59 PM

Best thing would be ok money $4-5m, long term, and a NTC.

Just dont give him a Khabebulin type of contract even if he would be worth it. Even when the cap goes up this team needs some extra cash to fill some holes.

johnny_rudeboy 03-21-2007 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by bleedblue94 (Post 8590645)
i agree .... i think we may have our goalie for the next 5-7 years. hank has just been unbelievable except for the slump earlier this year ... without him the rangers arent even sniffing the playoffs EITHER season

Lundqvist should really hit his prime in 5-7 years :amazed:

Staggarelli 03-21-2007 01:05 PM

I think a 3-5 year deal at around 4mil a year would be reasonable....


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