Thread: Confirmed with Link: Ducks sign Sheldon Souray. 3 years 3.67 mil
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07-08-2012, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Ducks DVM View Post
I agree with most of these, except you should use Suter's salary over the next 3 years (35 million) rather than his fake cap hit due to his due to his circumvention contract.

Another interesting exercise - how much do you think a position should be paid? #1-#6 D salary, preferably without fake numbers due to circumventions. The reason I ask is that most people think that #6 D should still be making 700K and #4 D should be in the 2M range, which is where they were with a 42M cap even though the cap is now 70M.
Based on the cap and what random defenders make, I'd say it should be somewhere along these lines:

#1 & #2 - $5.5+ million

Borderlines/Players who fall in between and can fill in on top pairing $5-ish million

#3 & #4 - $3.5 - $5 million

Borderline/Players who fall in between and can fill in on second pairing
$3-ish million

#5 & #6 - $2.5 million and under

This year, even though their acquisitions might be questionable, it would appear the Ducks are actually spending the necessary dollars on defense. (Although it would be nice to once again have a true #1, but that's probably out of their budget for now, as well as, no reasonable options available)

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