Thread: Salary Cap: Habs to reach Cap Heaven?
View Single Post
02-27-2013, 12:05 PM
Blind Gardien
nexus of the crisis
Blind Gardien's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Four Winds Bar
Country: France
Posts: 20,538
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
You'd make an excellent GM. Even as a 3rd line offensive player guys get more.

DD's demands should be conservative and fair but 2 mil is very very conservative. I suspect he may get to 3 mil. It really depends.
A lot depends on if he files for arbitration, probably. I doubt the arbitrator factors 5'7" into his decision. That's probably not a valid comparable. If Desharnais gets himself back up to the scoring pace of last season, his arbitration numbers probably look pretty good. $3.5M is the walk away threshold in the new CBA iirc. Which is pretty high. But by the time all that gets sorted out, the Habs will have a clear idea of the rest of their payroll structure, and it might not matter much.

Bergevin should be in no rush to handle the Desharnais file, anyway.

Blind Gardien is offline   Reply With Quote