Thread: Confirmed with Link: Gogo extended 4 years / 18.4 mil
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01-23-2012, 11:08 PM
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I'm pretty sure if he didn't want to play in Dallas, he wouldn't have signed here period. Is it a good contract? No. But if he does start putting up 50-60 points per season and become the PPQB we need, this contract will look like a steal. It's a risk, sure, but we've got the money to do that now. I don't understand what everyone's upset about. I'm fine with anywhere from 9-11 million going to Benn and Goligoski. Even at the highest I'd see possible, Benn makes 6.4 million. Is 11 million for the best forward we've had since Modano and the best PMD since Zubov (out of 64.3 million...) really that unreasonable?

Originally Posted by Elysian View Post

Might as well look at other D-men getting paid around the same.

Mark Giordano - 28 games played, 10 total points, $4.6mil salary
Steve Montador - 46 games played, 13 total points, $4.6mil salary
Luke Schenn - 46 games played, 13 total points, $4.6mil salary
John-Michael Liles - 34 games played, 21 total points, $4.55mil salary
Dennis Wideman - 47 games played, 33 total points, $4.5mil salary
Joni Pitkanen - 21 games played, 12 total points, $4.5mil salary
Anton Volchenkov - 40 games played, 6 total points, $4.25mil salary
Dustin Byfuglien - 35 games played, 24 total points, $4.25mil salary
Andrej Sekera - 40 games played, 8 total points, $4.25mil salary
Keith Ballard - 28 games played, 18 total points, $4.2mil salary
Mark Streit - 46 games played, 26 total points, $4.1mil salary
Tobias Enstrom - 28 games played, 18 total points, $4mil salary

Alex Goligoski - 36 games played, 15 total points, currently at $2.75mil salary. He's obviously not having a great season but neither is the rest of the team, but his numbers, at least offensively, are right up there with people making as much as we just signed him for. I didn't even bother checking people making more than him but I'm sure there are plenty of stinkers.

A lot of these guys bring more than just offense (and I mean a lot more) and have a more proven track record. These aren't great comparisons tbh.

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