Sedins reportedly want 63M-12 year deal... similar to Zetterberg's deal
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06-21-2009, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by
nuckfan in TO
and how is that even relevant to this discussion?
because Zetterberg signed for X-amount, how does that impact what the Sedins sign for? There is no rule in the NHL that any player defines what other players earn. There are plenty of players in the NHL that have taken less than market value to sign with their teams, and there are plenty of players that haven't done that!
Zetterberg is easily one of the best all-around player in the NHL. Henrik and Daniel are no more in his category than Gomez or Drury are... the Sedins wanting $5.25mill/yr - or $750K less per year than Zetterberg signed for, is no more relevant then saying they want to make what Horcoff is signed for? or that Zetterberg is worth $1.45mill/yr less than Hossa is.
Zetterberg signed a great contract with the Wings... he is a superb player who signed a very cap-friendly contract with an organization where players expect to take cap-friendly contracts to stay there!
This has no bearing however to the Sedins... just like Campbell's contract has no bearing on what JBo is worth or will get on the market... just like Brodeur's contract didn't have an impact on what Luongo signed for.
Zetterberg is altogether a completely irrelevant part of any discussion about the Sedins!!
When the contract length is identical and the cap hit differential is 750k I think it's fair to compare the contracts and amounts (and the players involved) as they're clearly comparable. If the duration was exactly the same and the cap similar to Gomez's contract we would be comparing the Sedins to Gomez.
Players don't sign contracts in a vacuum, and agents and players often relate themselves to their peers when seeking new contracts. Of course it has bearing.
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