Markov Contract? - Team 990
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03-26-2011, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by
Bingo!! (and if Brewer and Regehr can be iron-men I'd sign one of them anyday over Markov).
Do we really need to add another 3 years of his absence?? (and at a costly $5,75mil/year).
It's also costing us
2nd Round Picks
every season (to replace him).
$4mil/year for 1 year
(or $8mil for 2 years, MAX.) is more than fair. He'll have more than enough $$$ to buy more mansions and more Porsches to add to his collection.
Loyalty my ***. When is the last time a player was in this situation (always injured and still collecting $5,75mil/year) and showed loyalty to the team when negotiating a new contract??? (and as if $4mil/year is ''Canadian Tire'' money).
has done more for our Habs in last year's 2 playoff series VS the last 5 years of Markov. Plus, Markov has always been VERY average in playoffs...if he is even healthy for them.
Sign an iron-man Dman...this is what we need to go as far as possible in playoffs in the next 3-4 years.
Get rid of all the glass-men...the team comes first and our quest for the Cup is more important than being loyal to glass-men.
Markov is dragging our team down and using up our 2nd Round picks.
Regehr is signed for another 2years.
As for Brewer, I guess your memory isn't so great. The man has gone through tough injury problems like Markov. He's played 87games out of 162 over 2 years. He's had two season ending injuries. So, not quite what I would call ''iron man''.
Also, neither Regehr or Brewer are top 10 Dman in the NHL.
Who else will be available?..Jovo?..I'd love him, but he's been injured in almost every season he's played. He'll probably be asking for more than Markov as well without being better.
Markov is a top 10 D in the NHL, do you understand this? We're not talking about risking 5M on an average-good Dman here. It's a risk well worth taking.
If he gets injured again, then his cap hit won't count, the Molson won't pay (insurance will) and that's all there is to it. If he can't come back and retires, then his salary won't count on our cap as he's under 35.
Markov on one leg is already better than most Dmen in the NHL.
If he wants a 3year deal, then give it to him. You really have no clue of what you're talking about.
Originally Posted by
I am not for re-signing.
And this is why:
Clearly, there is zero financial risk to Molsons, and there is zero cap risk if Marky goes on LTIR forever.
But there is one nagging problem and one major risk remaining if we sign Marky, and he gets hurt again:
The problem? Losing your all star D in October-November again, and having to use picks and prospects to replace him, as has happened the last two years. This affects the Habs long term.
the risk: Not having an all star puck moving killer no. 1 D all year during our cup window.
This has to stop. That means taking on another 5 Mill solid top 2 D this summer for 4-5 years, to replace Marky. Why must we do this? Here's why:
Our Cup window, assuming Pax is OK, starts next year and lasts for 3-4 years. We need to win with Price, soon. And we need one D at Marky's level to win it all.
And we cannot afford 2 D at Marky's level. We need the money for one more game changer forward.
We have a window now, with Price, and we cannot afford to take risks with our no. 1 defenceman. We have to have a guy that's money in the bank. Marky is not that D sadly.
You make no sense.
Your reasoning is that you don't want to risk taking him on because you don't want to trade picks if he gets injured again (something you would have to do for almost any regular getting injured btw) and also because you don't want to go through losing your #1 Dman, a top 10 Dman, for a season again.
So, your idea of a solution is to let that top 10 Dman walk, that has been in our organization the longest and remained loyal to us (re-signed to discounted price), go on the open market, hope to land a #1 Dman, that isn't better than Markov, like Kaberle which you'll have to overpay for. Sounds very smart to me...
All this talk about ''what if Markov gets injured again'', what about ''what if Markov is HEALTHY'', ever thought of that?
Markov needs to be re-signed, and if it's 3years, I'm all for it.
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