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06-28-2012, 12:07 PM
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It's a fallacious argument to use Rinne's contract as an example? In what planet is it? Rinne is a starting goalie with nearly identiical regular season numbers who was alongside Quick for the Vezina and in his final year before UFA, just like Quick. If anything, Quick can look at Rinne and say "I did everything that he did, and then I won a cup and a Conn Smythe, so I deserve more." Being on different teams has little to do with anything. If you think players from other teams aren't factored into negoatiations, you know jack about negotiations.
Careers: (GAA and sav% approximated as I couldn't find a career average for those two stats)
Rinne: 250 GP - 25 SO - 138 W -72 L -2.36 GAA - .920 sav%
Quick: 249 GP - 24 SO - 131 W -87 L -2.30 GAA - .917 sav%
Rinne has 28 playoff games, Quick has 32. Quick has a Stanley Cup and a Conn Smythe trophy while Rinne has two Vezina nominations to Quick's one.
Where in all of that is there much difference to you and how the heck are they not comparible?
And yes, he would leave 2 years and $17 million on the table because he could earn it. Just because he walks away at 31 (from your contract) under your scenario doesn't mean he doesn't walk away from what more he could easily get.
And it's not euphoria from winning the cup, it's basic market dynamics. Goalies like Quick who are UFA's to be either get long-term deals of six years or more, or they move on. It's called precident, not some blind emotion.
Me as well, which is why I'm expecting it to be anywhere between $6.5 million and $7.2 million per year on a 6-7 year deal.
I say $7.1 million for 7 years though.
On Planet Earth. The Rinne deal is ridiculous and was done to show Suter and Weber that the Predator organization is serious about being contenders. The idea that one GM has to be as desperate or stupid as the next one is wrong.
Quick had a fantastic season. He deserves to be rewarded. I don't think 7-10 year deals make sense for any goaltender. They do not work out in most situations.
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