Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Wild Sign Backstrom to Four Year Extension
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03-03-2009, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by avim86 View Post
Holy Overpayment Batman!

Backstrom is a good goalie and all , you can credit some of his stats to the way Minnesota plays , the Devils of the west. I would pay him max 4.5-5 a year , that's just my opinion whatever wins games I guess.
Luongo 6.750
Broduer 5.200
Lundqvist 6.875
Miller 6.250
Nabokov 5.375
Kipprusoff 5.833
DiPietro 4.500
Backstrom 6.000
Giguere 6.000
Vokoun 5.700
Thomas 1.100

They are all around Backstrom's 6 mil contract. Broduer obviously took a discount, same as Dipietro and Thomas. And alot of these goalies signed before the influx of the prices of contracts. See Jeff Finger. Starting goalies don't come often in the free agent market, and if they did, teams wanting a legit #1 would pay top dollar, around 6.5+.

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