JVR's ice time
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10-26-2011, 01:19 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
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It's a tricky game you're playing with things like this... If JVR becomes the player many of us expect him to be (60-70+ points this year, 70+ points consistently in the future), then the price on him instantly goes up. You're not going to sign him for $4.25M per year after he's proven playoff JVR is for real over a full season... it's going to be $6M or $7M per year. And when you make the leap to that salary, it means you're probably not going to have room to re-sign all of your young talented players.
Homer got a price on JVR that many on here would consider a bargain. I would include myself in that group. On the low-end of JVR's development, you have to assume he is worth about 20+ goals and 50+ points per year. I can show you numerous players in the league who put up those stats, are older than JVR, and are paid at or around that price. Scott Hartnell is one of them. And Scott Hartnell is still a tradeable commodity. Even if JVR doesn't develop a lick, he is still worth his contract putting up 50 points a year, when you compare him to others making around 4.25M per season.
If JVR does develop more (as we all expect), then this contract will be a major coup for Homer, as JVR will end up getting paid much less than his market value.
What I see in this contract is one with a very limited downside and a large upside potential... I seriously don't understand how anybody could be mad about it.
I don't know how many times it has to be said...I completely understand and agree with everything you are saying. I understand the rationale.
My point, and the entire discussion about the extension, is about WHEN it happened. Again, we paid for the small sample, not the big one. All anyone is saying, is that it would have been less risky, to wait a LITTLE longer.
I mean, afterall, what JVR have we been seeing so far this year, playoff JVR or regular JVR? Enough said. And that's the risk.
We paid him as if he DID turn the corner. Well now we are back to HOPING he turns the corner. Waiting could have prevented that.
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