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01-28-2013, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Forsead View Post
5 millions is still good money for a less than 25 years old RFA defenseman on a long term deal, even when they are first line.

Erik Karlsson : 6,5 millions cap hit for 7 years
Erik Johnson : 3,75 for 4 years
Alexander Edler : 5 for 6 years
Keith Yandle : 5,25 for 5 years
Kris Letang : 3,5 for 4 years
Michael Del Zotto : 2,55 for 2 years
Jack Johnson : 4,357,143 for 7 years
Drew Doughty : 7 for 8 years
Tobias Enstrom : 5,75 for 5 years
John Carlson : 3,966,667 for 6 years
Alex Goligoski : 4,6 for 4 years
Zach Bogosian : 2,5 for 2 years
Cam Fowler : 4 for 5 years
Dmitry Kulikov : 2,5 for 2 years

Looking at this list, 5 millions for 5-6-7 years is a fair deal for PK, but it's clearly not the steal some are making it out to be. It's not the kind of deal that increase a player value in a trade compared to a 2 years deal at a smaller cap hit. Like you say very well there is a risk with long terms deal, looking at Ovechkin right now.

Also looking at young studs like Kulikov, Bogosian and Del Zotto with 2 years deal at 2,5 millions, I fail to see the how much ''insulting'' this offers are like some are trying to say, especially since in the Subban case I see Bergevin starting with that to negotiate and have Subban accept something like a 2 years 3,5-3,75 offer.
I'm not saying it's a steal. I'm saying it probably would be a steal down the road. Even if he stays the same though, 5 mil is fair.

Kris Letang is a steal.

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