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01-24-2013, 01:27 PM
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Where you you feel you fit in in terms of $$/years

As per cap geek:

Markov, Andrei $5,750,000 x2

Kaberle, Tomas $4,250,000 x2

Gorges, Josh $3,900,000 x6

Emelin, Alexei $2,000,000 x 2 (ELC)

As Hab fans, we can all agree PK brings more all around than Emelin so he should make more than him. IMHO, PK should be of greater value than Josh Gorges because he can give you as much defensively if put in that position plus deliver offense. PK has shown ability in penalty killing, power play and 5 on 5 at both ends. Gorges has an edge in heart, leadership and character though.
We can all agree he is all around better than Kaberle, no question so really that leaves Markov, who at his best is better than what we have seen from PK so far. In PK we have Markovs' eventual replacement. We should be paying him accordingly, if Markov goes down (hopefully not) is Kaberle capable of replacing him? NO. PK has already shown he can. 5 - 6 per for 2 years is fair.

Comparing Max or Carey's bridge contracts is not really applicable in the sense that PK is proven, not coming off an injury etc..

The only glitch is the possible Cap space problem this and next season. I think we have just over 6m available this season but only 11m available next season with only 16 signed. If PK gets even just 5m that will leave around 6m for 7 guys? I guess we could send Kaberle away next year though.

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