Thread: Speculation: How much $/Term for Price
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06-29-2010, 11:52 AM
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I don't think Price has that much say in the matter to be honest. There's a flood of goalies out there who Montreal can still tender an offer to and and offer sheet to Price would get Montreal the same return more or less that the Bruins got for Kessel (even though it was a trade).

I think the main issue PG has isn't price it's term. If he gives Price 2 years than he can get screwed and have to pony up big time if Price lives up to expectation. If he gives him 5-6 years and Price ends up sucking then we'll be stuck paying $2-2.5 M for years to come.

I say that they've already decided that Price is their man, give him a 5 year $13-15M contract and roll the dice.
year 1= $2.25M
year 2= $2.5M
year 3= $2.75
year 4= $3M
Year 5= $3.25M
Total amount $13.75 M Cap Hit of $2.75M (easy to absorb)

With Price's pedigree, you know their will invariably be some GM who would trade for him as a reclomation project for which his $2+M contract will be easier to swallow as the cap gets bigger and bigger.

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