Dreger: Isles offer 10 years, 10million per to Kovalchuck
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07-03-2010, 09:31 AM
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I found it comical that you would bash a team for paying one the games most prolific scoters elite money, but you're in love with gomez who is 2.5 million less.
Gomez is overpaid by $1.4M IMO, and has four years left. In two years, he will be tradeable to teams with cap space, since his salary will average only $5M the final two years of his contract.
Given his defensive weaknesses and lack of team play, Kovalchuk would be overpaid by perhaps $7M per year times 10 years.
And you wonder why I think it's a problem.
Gomez is a team player. Kovalchuk can be a DRAG on a team. Atlanta traded him away mid-season last year and their place in the standings didn't suffer one bit. That should tell us something. When Ryan Smyth was traded by Edmonton at the deadline 3 years ago, a heart-sand-soul TEAM player, the team sunk like a rock after that.
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