How worried should we be at Gauthier handling the contracts of our cornerstone RFA's?
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02-27-2012, 07:53 PM
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Gorges is better than Boychuk and Zanon, come on now. D-men don't get less money in later contracts because defense is a maturity thing, it's not like you HAVE to have crazy wheels and a wicked wrister to be a d-man. Gorges signed a great deal if you ask anyone. A steady, consistent presence at 3.9 for his best years? Sign me up. And it'll shut Subban up if he asks for a stupid contract because Gorges' deal isn't unreasonable.
Gorges is marginally better than the guys I mentionned.
He's a great intangibles guy, but if people think he's miles ahead of Boychuk and Zanon, boy, has he become the most overrated Hab.
His contract is ok for the first 3 years, after that, it's just too far ahead to really say if it's going to be worth it. He might start breaking down at that point, or he might still be a consistent performer till the end of the contract. The cap hit isn't exactly humongous, but it's not a 'good' contract. We don't save money on the cap hit and the term is very long.
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