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12-23-2011, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by VAN-HAB View Post
Gionta, wow!! put nearly, nearly 30 goals and he deserves the 5 millions dollars contract. I would rather have Kesler who makes as much as Gionta and produces a lot more.
As for Cammy he is paid as much as Daniel Sedin or Zetterberg, or even more than Towes or Hossa, Lucic, Pavelski.
Enough said!!!!
You have to compare apples with apples and not oranges.

You brough forth a bunch of the best "values" out there, mostly because they are players that chose to re-sign long term with their own teams at a discount instead of getting more as UFA's.

Hossa was a UFA but he signed for like 12 years, he makes almost 8 mil/year but has a lower cap hit because of the last few years. Those are cap friendly contracts but risky if the player gets complacent or unhappy and you have to try and trade him.

If you compare Gionta's contract to those UFA forwards that signed last summer(Leino Fleishmann etc) it makes a lot of sense. Those guys don't have his career record and Stanley Cup and make almost as much(4.5/year vs 5/year).

If you compared Subban last year(875k) to basically any d-man in the NHL they would look overpaid.

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