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07-16-2010, 01:38 PM
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Mikko Koivu just signed an extension of his contract, that kicks in next July 1st, when he will be 28 years old, and that will pay him an average of $6.75M for the following 7 years.

Mikko has 255 points in 362 games life to date. That is an average of 58 points per season. His best year is 71 points.

Compare that contract with the Gomez contract and the Plekanec contract and you can easily conclude that the Habs are not that badly off cap-wise.

Gomez has 637 points in 784 games for an average of 67 points per season, and best season 84 points. He has a cap hit of a little more than Mikko Koivu, at $7.36M.

Plekanec has 254 points in 393 games, for an average of 53 points per season, and best season 70 points. He has a cap hit of substantially less than Mikko Koivu, at $5.00M per season.

Patrick Marleau, by the way, has 693 points in 953 games, for an average of 60 points per season, is only average defensively, and signed for a cap hit of $6.9M.

People have to really stop bit***ng about how overpaid our players supposedly are. We live in a league where guys past their ELC get very good money for consistent production, and especially if they are ALSO responsible defensively, which our two guys are.

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