: Salary Cap:
$59 million in 2010-11?
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04-24-2010, 01:28 PM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Long Island,New York
Originally Posted by
NYR Fan in PGH
Okay, I have numerous problems with this:
We're stuck with Brashear's cap hit unless he can be traded. Something like Brashear for Preissing would solve that, but you can't stick him on LTIR.
You can't lowball Staal and then expect him to sign with that number for 3 years.
Girardi is being underpaid.
Prust will garner a higher raise than that.
MZA will be getting the maximum ELC of $900,000 with bonuses.
will not be signing for $8,000,000
. He will get a bare minimum of $9,000,000 on the open market.
Why Martin? Why not Z. Michalek or A-Train?
Sorry bro, I would love to have Kovy as much as the next guy but the numbers don't work out.
- Brashear can be put on LTIR, as the Devils did with Mogilny if he reports to camp out of shape.
- Lowball? Look at the comprable contracts and players. See what they are making. $3.0 to $3.25 is fair market value for an RFA with no arbitration rights.
- A 68% increase for Girardi ($1.55 to $2.25) again is fair value for him. What has he done to see his value anywhere the high two's to low 3's?
- Prust is another RFA with no arbitration rights. He will get no more then $800K.
- MZA's bonus' can be deferred to next season, if reached.
- This is just my personal opinion, but I don't see a team paying anymore then $8.5 million for Kovalchuk, even if he tries to use the KHL as leverage, which won't work.
- $4.5 to $5 million for Volchenkov is too much for a purely defensive D-man. I'd rather pony up a little more to get a player that can put up 30+ points and is very good in his own end. I like Michalek, I just can't gauge what he might get in the open market.
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