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08-10-2006, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by your_rogers_bill View Post
Markov is better than any defenseman you listed.

I think Montreal will look to Kaberle's salary of $4.25M, since they're comparable players. Then, they would try to get him at $4M or close to it, but there are so many overpaid defensemen nowadays, that Markov will use Jovanovski as a comparison, who I think Markov is much better than. And look at JovoCop's salary.

His agent will try to claw within atleast $2M of what Jovo is getting, which is $7M.

But yeah, Andrei Markov is way better than Scott Hannan, Roman Hamrlik, Eric Brewer, etc...
I didnt mean that to be comparison in anyway ... just listed some defencemen who could be in tier 1 at around 4-6 million and tier 2 at around 2-4 million. There wont many number one defencemen like Chara, Redden or Jovanovski available - but quite a few 2nd-3rd types like Markov.

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