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07-27-2012, 03:22 PM
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Something I wrote a while back about Enstrom:
A healthy Enstrom is a Top 10 offensive D-man who can QB the PP and move the puck out of the zone.
He plays a solid defensive game - he's not big, but he is smart and doesn't panic in his own zone.
He's coming off a bad year - only 0.53 ppg, compared to 0.71 and 0.61 ppg in the two preceding seasons respectively.
He's heading into the last year of his contract earning $4.5 million (cap hit: $3.75 million).
He's a UFA at the end of the season and if he were on the UFA market today, he'd probably be looking at over $6 million/year on at least a 5 year deal...and that's a wildly conservative estimate.
To compare offensive contributions:
- Garrison's best ppg is this year's at 0.43
- Carle = 0.46
- Wideman = 0.56
- Suter = 0.58.
So Enstrom's "bad year" offensively, is better than Garrison and Carle's. His good years are better than all of them. He probably better defensively than all of them except Suter.
So I'm guessing $6 million AAV...and agree with everyone who's said that anything less is a steal.
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