Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Sabres re-sign Gaustad to four-year deal
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06-30-2008, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by joshjull View Post
He is making 2.3 average. Why is that a big deal? You keep trying to be inflamatory be saying 10mil. His deal is 9.2mil over 4 yrs, 1.7 then 2.5mil the next 3 seasons. Those are UFA years the team is buying. Thats how the system works.

He is 11th on the Sabres in terms of the average of his cap hit (2.3 million). You may want to get a better understandig of the economics of the game and where salaries are. Because Gaustads his hardly out of whack.

Gaustad is 6'5" 225lbs. he plays 17+mins a night ( 5th among Sabre forwards) and gets PK and PP duty. He was 6th on the Sabres in assists, is the top faceoff guy, will defend teammates, leads the team in hits with 199 hits.

I hardly think the contract he got is out of whack with the various things he brings to the table.

Have you watched him play or are you making an assumption that he is a 4th liner playing 8-10 minutes a night.

Wow Josh, nice argument. I'm usually looking for holes but that's a pretty solid case. Well done.

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