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06-20-2012, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Nidema View Post
Really. Do we have to go through this Halak vs Price thing again? That's so 2009-2010.

Either way. Market value wise, Price is not worth 7 million. However, in the past, how often have we seen teams pay extra for potential and to buy out UFA years? If we're asking Price to forego his UFA option, we might have to pay extra for that. If the consensus between fans who are not willing to shell out the big bucks is that Price is a goalie ranked anywhere from top 5 to top 15, we're looking at goalies like Varlamov (3mil), Hiller (4.5mil), Niemi (4mil), Fleury (5.5mil), Lehtonen (4.5mil) or even Luongo (6.7mil). I consider Price conservatively superior to Lehtonen and Hiller (most definitely Niemi), which would put him in the 4.5+ range conservatively. It's even arguable that Price is above Fleury according to some fans. So that would put his comparable to roughly 5.5mil. If we're buying out UFA years, I can easily see why some fans would call for 6mil/year.
dude... it's not even close

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