Thread: Speculation: Johnny Boychuk? Go hard after him.
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05-21-2010, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by hpNYR View Post

James Wiesniewski - 2.75
*Mat Hunwick* - 1.450
Andrej Sekera- 1.00
*Tony Lydman*- 2.875
*Henrik Tallinder*- 2.562
Steve Staois - 2.700
Ian White - 0.850
*Tim Gleason*- 2.750 --------- I can see Boychuk getting something similar to him.
Brent Sopel- 2.333
*Fedor Tyutin* (my fave defenive d-men) - 2.843
*Rotislav Klesla*- 2.975
Bret Hejda- 2.00
*Karlis Skrastins* - 1.375
*Ladislav Smid*- 1.350

Thats just the first 12 teams I went through. Some may be UFA's , however most aren't. There are a number of very good d-men in that list who make less then 3.5.

I put stars around the very good d-men.
My model for a proven defensive defenseman is Brooks Orpik. Several of these guys have never been UFA and others are more offensive than defensive. Some of the contracts you note also include players giving up UFA years (i.e. Tyutin) You completely missed my poiint -- top end defensive defensemen don't get the same $ as offensive defensemen.

If Gleason was a UFA, he'd be making $4MM easily. Maybe more.

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