Is Price worth 7 million?
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12-16-2011, 11:14 PM
Not The One
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Montréal, Qc.
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I Don't think anyone is saying "yay lets pay price 7 mil it'll be fun", i think the argument is if he demands 7 what do you do? Mtl would be much better off with price @ 7 mil than whatever trash you're gonna pick up to replace him. The kid is the best young goaltender in the league, there's a reason Montreal has one of the best PKs in the league, I'll give you a hint, it's not coaching. A lot of you claiming he isn't worth 7, entertain me, whats your plan B? Let your best player walk and then...? sounds promising already.
I know I'm a born contrarian, but in that specific case, since he's a RFA why not pocket the compensation picks, sign a good UFA goalie (~3,5 mil) and invest in a quality top 6 forward or top 4 D?
The criteria for RFA draft pick compensation in 2011-12 is as follows:
•$1,034,249 annual cap hit or less: No compensation
•$1,034,249 — $1,567,043: Third-round pick
•$1,567,043 — $3,134,088: Second-round pick
•$3,134,088 — $4,701,131: First and third-round pick
•$4,701,131 — $6,268,175: First, second and third-round pick
•$6,268,175 — $7,835,219: Two first-round picks, a second and third
•$7,835,219 and higher: Four first-round picks
Depending on the team that signs him, and if he goes for >7 mil, this would be a great occasion to replenish our system and add some depth to the team. Seems to me that this would be better cap management than making him the highest paid goaltender in the league at 25-26 yo.
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