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Max Pacioretty signed for 6 years!! ($27M/$4.5M per)
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08-14-2012, 05:10 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
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No topic needs sensationalism. That's reserved for the lowest of the low when it comes to media, we should be above it.
Fair enough...point well made
Plenty of people have commented on how great Pacioretty is, it's just that his combination of hit/term/talent is really good, so obviously fans (short for
) will comment on it.
I think the overall sense on the board when they announced Pacioretty had re-signed for 6 years was at first, angst over how much his cap hit was going to be. As though Pacioretty was going to command 10M per year. I was just happy to hear he re-signed for 6 years, I assumed that the numbers would be in the 4.5 to 5.5 range, good on Bergevin for getting him on the lower end of that scale, but 1M here or there doesn't affect the bottom line, contrary to what most would have you believe.
I know there's this fear that GM's will go loco and sign a player to a Scott Gomez type of deal...but in reality, the amount of money Pacioretty was going to sign for was already pretty much pre-determined. He fits into a certain salary range, as do most players, (especially those who are not UFA's).
I don't see any logic behind telling people to 'put their calculators away'. As if people don't understand that salary can be moved around. We do. We are just happy that this very talented young man was signed long term on a very reasonable cap hit.
Well I don't see the logic in assessing EVERY player move with solely how it relates to the salary cap and comparing it to other players on other teams. As though there is a generic template for every player that is negotiating a deal...truth is different teams place different values on different players. Who are we to say which player is overpaid?
and yes...i was typing on my Android, I was a long time blackberry user who's recently switched it up, I'm still getting used to the touch technology
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