Jody Shelley - Good signing!
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07-20-2010, 06:25 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Philly Area
Here are the cap hits this season for some comparable players on rival teams.
Boogaard (NYR)- $1.75 Million
4 year deal for a guy who averages about 50 games a season.
Brashear (NYR)- $1.4 Million
Last year of a 2 year deal, he will be 39 when its done and will likely be buried in the AHL.
Shelley (Philly)- $1.1 Million
3 year deal ending just after turning 37.
Orr (Toronto)- $1.0 Million
4 year deal signed last year. He's coming off a career high 6 points this season.
Thornton (Boston)- .8125 Million
2 year deal ending just before he turns 35.
Goddard (Pitt)- $.750 Million
This is the last year of a 3 year deal. The cap has gone up and when he signed the deal he had only had 1 full NHL season as an established heavyweight. I'd be shocked if he didnt sign for around 1 Million next year.
The average Cap hit for those guys is 1.135 Million(Just above Shelley). The thing about those cap hits is the fact that most of them dont play every game so in the end is Shelley gets 41 games and Powe signs for 700k and gets 41 games that's a 900k cap hit for a 4th liner. Not really a bad deal.
I really think they want Carcillo to be more of an agitator that can play 3rd line minutes and chip in some more points rather than trying to be the teams fighter. You remove some of the fights from Carcillo and all of Asham's fights since they aren't resigning him and limit Lappy's fighting to prevent his skull from caving in(again) and there is a pretty big void in who will handle the teams dirty work, which is where Shelley comes in.
I personally would have liked them to handle other business(goalie) and take care of this later but they clearly dont think Leighton is too bad so lets stop complaining about this and get back to Leighton and Gagne.
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