Habs and Komi negotiating (per Pedneault on CKAC)
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10-03-2008, 07:10 PM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Around MTL
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You tried to argue that someones claim of 4-4.5M makes Streit considered a "better player" than Komisarek. That's a ridiculous statement. If Komi took $1M a year, that doesn't mean he sucks, it just means he wants to take $1M a year. Finances have everything to do with how much a team feels a player is worth, not that one player being paid x by one team makes him better than a player being paid y on another.
That was my point.
Well, you said yourself Komi was one of the league leaders in blocked shots and hits and he is also one of the very good stay-at-home defensemen who adds a big physical presence to a team. How can he possibly be paid less on the UFA market than a guy who had a good offensive year but is a huge defensive liability ?
The market value for big name UFAs has inflated a lot. Yes, he could give a huge discount, that is a possible, but very unlikely. Remember when we thought we could keep Souray for about 4-4.5 M$ because he liked it here and all ? Well, tough luck, he signed for a whooping 6 M$ + (if I recall correctly) in Edmonton, when we thought he'd get about 5 M$ elsewhere.
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