Thread: The Columbus Dispatch: Derick Brassard Signs 4 Year Extension
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09-04-2009, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by RDriesenUD View Post
Take a look at Dave Bolland for example.


23 years old

2007-2008 - 39gp, 4g, 13a, 17pts
2008-2009 - 81gp, 19g, 28a, 47pts

$3.375 per year for the next 5 years. UFA after the deal.


22 years old

2007-2008 - 17gp, 1g, 1a, 2pts
2008-2009 - 31gp, 10g, 15a, 25pts

$3.2 (avg) for the next 5 years. RFA after the deal.

So, we are paying Brassard less than Chicago is paying Bolland AND Brassard will still be an RFA at the end of the contract.
But the key numbers you're ignoring are 81 and 31, as in games played.

If Brassard can play a full season, then this deal is probably golden. If he can't, then not so much.

It's a gamble. That's all I'm saying.

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