Mark Scheifele for Phil Kessel
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01-05-2013, 03:03 PM
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Contract status always factors in. I just don't see the point of continuing this discussion, Kessel is valuable as a rental player. He scored at a PPG pace last year, and has 1.5 years left on his $5.4m cap hit contract. It also has a NTC/NMC. 82 pts at 5.4m is valuable certainly.
Kane has 5.5 years left on his 5.25m cap hit contract. His contract has decent value considering his potential, and has no NTC/NMC.
The value here is the length vs. potential.
Kessel would be most valuable traded as a rental to a team running for the cup next year. Think about it, the cap could be $60m depending on CBA negotiations. At that point his contract would be extremely valuable on a cost per point basis, depending on his production over the next calender year.
The value here is points per dollar, especially for a team close to the cap making a cup run. But he probably wouldn't be able to re-sign with the same team.
His contract has less value to a team like the Jets, and much more value to a team like Vancouver, San Jose, Calgary, etc..
The Jets would probably be one of the last if not the last team to make a trade like that.
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