Ted Black : Ruff and Regier will be back
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04-13-2012, 11:31 AM
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The trick (for the GM) is BACKLOADING a contract if you can, and keeping term lower so you have options rolling forward if a player doesn't pan out.
It depends on the situation. Ehrhoff is in his prime right now. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me to backload a contract for a 29 year old defenseman, particularly when you consider the length of the contract. Yes, ideally you'd want a shorter contract, but like you said, I doubt Ehrhoff signs if the deal is 3-4 years long. Regier can't act like the GM of the Rangers. The team is where it is, and the city and the surrounding area has the appeal or the lack thereof that it has.
e: When you look at his
, both in terms of cap hit and actual salary, it's a great contract. Yes, 10m this year, 8m next year, but then 4m for the next four years, followed by a 3m season, and then three seasons where he's payed 1m. He'll be 36 at the point where he'll start being payed 1m a year, which is logical. Honestly though, as fans, the actual salary is fairly inconsequential. The cap hit will remain 4m, but the counter to that is it's 4m right now as well at quite the bargain.
Ehrhoff's contract, barring unforeseen occurrences like severe injuries, is fantastic. And not just for the team. He's being paid very well. It works for both parties.
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