Gorges???? (filed for salary arbitration - hearing set for July 28th)
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07-05-2011, 08:08 PM
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3M on a 3-4 year deal for a purely defensive player who isn't physically intimidating, has zero offense and is coming off a pretty severe injury is what is really absurd here. Gorges really gets overrated around these parts.
Even more absurd would be to not keep him, and the go out and have to pay a ufa premium to replace him with an equal/lesser player.
If the Habs medical team conclusively agree that he'll reach a full recovery, we should b locking him up for 4-5 years if possible at anything around 3M (ideally a tad less, but I'd even go as high as ~3.3 to get it done). Odds of replacing him/what he gives us, for less than that over that span are slim-to-none imo, but knowing you have a heart&guts defensive top-4 player with strong leadership and a great work ethic (not too mention a track record of steady improvement likely to continue) is well worth 3M$ a season, and unlike Cole's deal, is more likely to b more valuable as the years go by.
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