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07-05-2011, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by topched View Post
Yeah UFA's are different.

This is who I see as the best comparable to MacArthur this offseason:

David Krejci, Drafted in 2004
200708 Boston Bruins NHL 56 6 21 27
200809 Boston Bruins NHL 82 22 51 73
Signed a 3 year 3.75 million/yr deal as an RFA after that season.

Clarke MacArthur, Drafted in 2003
2009-10 Sabres/Thrashers NHL 81 16 19 35
2010-11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 21 41 62

Now Macarthur didn't have the same year as Krejci did in his final RFA season, point totals are similar over the two years, even though Krejci played less games. I wouldn't expect MacArthur to get 3.75 as he is not as good a player as Krejci IMO, and his big RFA season was when he was 2 years older than Krejci, but I think this is a solid comparable. I would expect MacArthur to get in the 3-3.5range. 3.25 over two years would be fine by me.
I think you just made a great case as to why mac should not get as much as krejci.

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