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08-16-2008, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
I have to agree that if Drury's going to make $7MM he should be a 'second line centerman'. Why? It's simple: you don't pay that much for a guy then expect 20 goals as a third liner. You can get the guy cheaper. I agree 100% that it was market forces, but the market demands were not for a third liner. He should be paying with guys who give him the best opportunity to net 30 goals and 30 assists, whoever they may be.
I cant dispute that, but his argument is that all players TOI should directly correspond to their salaries and thats extremely hard to make a case for, because not one team in the NHL runs their roster that way.

And thats because they want to win games.

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