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06-24-2012, 09:36 PM
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Yup, and look no further than the player in this thread to see the problem.

Jarret Stoll signed his last contract to be a 2nd line player. The Kings hoped he would return to his numbers from 06 (68 pts) or 07 (40 pts in 50 games) and he was paid that way.

Fast forward to this week, Stoll coming off a 6 goal, 21 point season in which he was a poor 3rd line player is signed to an extension for almost exactly what he was paid in 08 when the expectation was for him to be a 2nd liner, and some are even saying he left money on the table. So in four short years the going rate for a slightly above average 3rd line player (not even I think Stoll will be this bad again) has surpassed the rate the Kings paid for a 60+ point center in 2008.

I feel like this is the housing bubble again, when I tried to convince all my friends that buying a house was not a good idea. Most of them didn't get it, and I guess GM's don't either.

If Jarret Stoll is worth 4 million what is Crosby worth? Kopitar? Parise?

If Jason Garrison gets $5 million, Doughty looks like highway robbery at 6.8. What will Suter get, if Garrison is worth 5, Suter is worth 8+.

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