Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Bolland Re-signs 5 year Deal
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06-30-2009, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by karacter View Post
i would like to see a Hawks fan reasonably crunch some numbers when you have to resign Toews, Keith, and Kane in the same year...that number could get close to 20M if those 3 get greedy. If your paying Bolland 3.4 to be your 2nd line center(not saying i disagree w/the contract), and Campbell 7.14 to be a 2nd pairing dman, then how in the world can you expect those 3 to take less money than those 2? On the open market each of them could get 6-7M easily...And that is leaving out guys like Burish, Ladd, and Hjalmarsson who need to be signed next year and Barker, Versteeg, and Havlat who need to be signed this year.

How is this going to work?
As already mention Kane is making almost 4 mil and Toews 3. The increase to the second contract will not be as great as people make it out to be. People act as if they are playing for free. Also some guys won't be resigned its simply a matter of fact. You can't keep everyone. You have a core and the rest is moving pieces just like every other team in the league. You bring up young players or sing cheaper vets. Havlat is probably gone however the core of younger players will get better. They have a couple guys coming also that can contribute. Everything people are saying about the Hawks now was also said about the Pens. They can't keep the team together and they have major cap problems blah blah blah and look at them. They have a core and a bunch of moving pieces. Every good team in the league who is up against the cap is in a similar situation as the Hawks. And the other teams in the conference coming with good young talent (LA, St. Louis, Columbus etc..) are gone be in a similar situation as the Hawks if there players pan out. They will have to make decisions on who to keep and who to let go because you can't pay everyone.

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