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06-26-2012, 12:10 PM
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With Pavelec signing 19.5M/5yrs (3.9/per), how does this affect Price's new contract.
Both are 24 years old, #1 goalies for their team. Each team is not stellar, so goalies are cornerstones of their success.
Globally, stats favor Price. But not that much...
So, still think Price is gonna sign over 6M/per?
As another comparable....Price is no Rinne...yet...
I'm thinking mid-term deal between 4-5M would appear to be the likelyhood of retaining Price's services.
Here's the flaw with that argument. Not only do the stats favor Price but he's got quite a significant sample size over Pavelec to boot. He's been putting up Brodeur-like seasons in terms of GP for the past 2 seasons while sustaining an avg of .920 with a lottery year. He's been doing it longer (and better) and has playoff games under his belt too with a series where he outplayed the Conn Smythe trophy winner only to lose in 7 with a .934 sv%. He's no Rinne but he's closer to him than to Pavelec.
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