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09-25-2008, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Reaper45 View Post
Can't say that I follow you on that one. You said that the Thrashers are paying Enstrom for his potential. I asked what other young players would be due big paydays. Because imo they don't have anyone else to pay like the Kings due (Kopitar and company), hence the reason why the Kings are taking so long and not overpaying for O'Sullivan's potential, because they need to worry about other contracts fitting in and the Thrashers due not.
It's not out of this world to compare Jeff Carter to O'Sullivan and look at the payday Carter got.

Jeff Carter (23 years old, C/W)
2007-08 82 29-24-53 +6
New contract? $15,000,000 for 3 seasons ($5,000,000 per).

Patrick O'Sullivan (23 years old, W/C)
2007-08 82 22-31-53 -8
Supposed asked starting point? $4,000,000 per.

Yes Carter has 2 more full seasons under his belt, but last year's 53 point season is pretty comparable and I wouldn't be surprised if O'Sullivan's agent has brought up Carter multiple times.

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