Rinne's deal sets the bar for Halak?
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02-25-2010, 04:02 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Québec City
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True, its hard to find a completely accurate comparison. Though no doubt Mr. Walsh will try!
How about Pascal Leclair? Leclair, at the age of 25 (2007-08), resigned with the Columbus Bluejackets for three years, with a cap hit of $3.8 million. He too, was a restricted free agent at the time. To compare Halak and Leclair at the same point in their careers:
Halak: 86 (and counting)
Career Save Percentage
Save Percentage in RFA Contract Year
Career Goals Against Average
Goals Against Average in RFA Contract Year
Shutouts in RFA Contract Year
Now it’s really only in that last category that Leclair blows away Halak. For every other category Halak is right there with the $3.8 million Leclair…
Now I’m not saying that he will get $3.8 million… but he’s got a pretty good statistical argument given some comparables out there…
Market was inflated that year look at all the salarys that the players got that year. Also Leclaire was playing in a bad non-playoff Columbus team so his perfomance were more spectacular. Also they always are lacking stellars defensemans and his shutout numbers were very good and some people were overating him if I recall well.
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