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12-12-2012, 01:50 PM
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So everybody here thinks it's perfectly reasonable for a 31 year old Alex Burrows to get a 4 year deal worth 16 million?
I love Burrows, but it's crazy that things haven't gotten to a point where a player of his calibre is making that kind of money relative to what we saw just prior to the last lock-out. The teams and owners will pay whatever necessary to field the best possible team within the rules. And the system is broken. Nothing that they are asking for is ridiculous or totally out there.
It's within reason. With the way things are going, some of these contracts that are being handed out could kill franchises. Literally. The onus isn't on the owners, it's on the system.
I think it's fine. If he keeps producing for 2 more years at the same pace, he will be underpaid according to market value.
This is the classic overpayment for previous underpayment. Happens all the time. We should just feel lucky that the Canucks established a winning standard while paying the guy only $2M - think about how much Malhotra makes - so IMO Burrows was and is worth every penny.
Besides, there are going to be some bad contracts even if the limits on the table go through. It's inevitable. The key is that teams could conceivably get out of the deals earlier. GMMG has already done this by limiting the term of deals he's offered.
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