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02-05-2013, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Matt19Oilers View Post
I said AROUND $6million, not exactly $6 million.
According to nhlnumbers.com:

Kane, Toews: $6.3 million
Daniel, Henrik Sedin: $6.1 million
Zetterberg: $6.083 million
Backstrom: $6.0 million

And there's no way to guarantee who will be more or less valuable for the next 10 years; players can drop off and new players can establish themselves at any time.

Ok, but what you're doing is listing guys ABOVE Staal at different positions as a comparison, without showing us what's below him at the same position.

How about this list of centers...

Mike Cammalleri $6m
Patrik Elias $6m
Jordan Staal $6m
Mike Richards $5.75m
Mikhail Grabovski $5.5m
Shawn Horcoff $5.5m
John Tavares $5.5m
Ryan Getzlaf $5.33m
Jeff Carter $5.27m
David Krejci $5.25m
Mike Ribeiro $5m


Tavares consciously took a discount.
Getzlaf and Elias are both on expiring long-term deals.
Cammalleri makes $7m in real cash.
Richards makes $8.4m in real cash, and Carter makes $6.25m... both are on back-diving deals to reduce the cap hit.
After Richards and Carter, Staal has the longest term of any player on the list... and he is the youngest player after Tavares.

If you look at the whole landscape and take all factors into account, his contract is totally reasonable. Not a steal by any means, but right in line with what you would expect in order to guarantee the services of a 24 year old center of his caliber for the next decade.

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