Trade Rumor Thread Part VI: Gaborik for Peanuts
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03-12-2013, 04:47 PM
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I think the smart money is that McD will get a long term contract. Likely 4 years. He has been consistently good since he joined the team and he's only getting better. He's also arbitration eligible, so he'll have more leverage.
Staal got just under 4 mil per on a 5 year deal. I could see McD getting 4 - 4.5 per.
Agree, but I'd gamble a little more long term if McD obliges. His bottom is closer to 4.5 than 4, IMO, and a 6 year deal is 4.75-5m
Stepan will almost certainly get a 2 year bridge contract as he isn't arbitration eligible. I think 2.5 mil per year is right around what he'll get.
That he isn't arb eligible is the only thing keeping the number down somewhat. I think Slats tries a # closer to 3m per, just so that Stepan doesn't hold a grudge and seek payback next time he is eligible
Hagelin is the wild card. He's been great for us, but between the lockout and the time he played in the AHL last year, the sample size for him is small compared to the other 2. Hagelin has played 105 career games. McD has played 170 and Stepan has played 213. That just screams bridge contract. But he is also arbitration eligible.
I would guess that Hagelin will end up with a contract similar to Stepan. I don't see Sather giving him a long term deal. I'd bet that he will file for arbitration. Hopefully Sather can make a deal with him before the hearing.....
my prediction, Hagelin in between a long deal and a short bridge.
4 years, 2.75m, 3.5m, 4.25m, 5m
Hags could plateau, but think this is good if he begins to be Callahan lite for us.
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