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07-13-2010, 02:37 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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I think he's a valuable asset but in no way is he worth $3M per right now.
To play devil's advocate-why not?
If I were his agent, here are the reasons why I think he is worth $3M on a multi-year (to someone):
1. He's Young and injury free thus far
2. Puck moving/point getter (34 pts in 73 games)
3. He'll cut his +/- in half this season, only his 2nd in the NHL
4. If he repeats or improves on last season (a la Ron Hainsey) he'll be looking for 4+
2006-07 CLS 80 9 25 34 -19
2007-08 CLS 78 8 24 32 -7
**these are the numbers that landed hainsey an average of 4.5mil over 5 years, although that
in Atlanta (sorry, ATL)
2009-10 CLS 73 6 28 34 -17
Again, it probably seems like I'm gung-ho to sign up Anton and give him whatever he wants-certainly not the case, I'm just making the argument that is likely being made on his behalf, and it's pretty strong.
I think this one may make it to arbitration, and possibly the team letting him walk. Truth told, I don't like that scenario much. Curious to see how shrewd Scotty can be in this situation. Also curious how anxious Anton is to ship off to another squad/city, with a new wife, baby, etc.
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