At what point does Kopitar take responsibility?
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12-31-2011, 10:59 AM
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Folks shouldn't get too hung up on the Kopitar $$'s
. To be fair,
, almost no Kings player is earning their salary so far this season and he's
producing at a nearly point-per-game clip even in this offensive drought the team is in.
Defensively however, it's another story entirely. Kopitar's 2-way play is outstanding.
Is he earning $6.8 so far this season? No, but it's not far from that. Maybe $6MM when you throw in what he contributes defensively, so let's not get hung up on $$'s (as someone else noted, he was playing like a $8-9MM player at the start of the season). He plays more minutes per night than 4 of the 6 regulars
Not to mention the biggest bargain of a lifetime on D - Jon Quick at $
a season. He'd be a vezina finalist if the voters weren't in bed when he plays most nights, but I digress... it's all about Kopitar.
There's no question this recurring slump hurts his value, but he's still earning most of what he makes when you put an entire season together.
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