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05-28-2013, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Fataldogg View Post
I don't think his last contract was above market value. He was paid handsomely to be the best goaltender in the NHL, and season by season, he fulfilled that role. If he wasn't considered the best goaltender in the NHL I would say he was overpaid, but he was getting paid slightly more than the other top netminders, and overall, he was the best.
Sure it was. When he got his last deal, most would have ranked him below Luongo, actually. Yet he was paid more. We can quibble about how much he was overpaid, but he was still overpaid by a bit at the time. We merely justified it because the cap went up.

And Nash is only overpaid by 0.8? No, no. Nash shouldn't be making any more than $6 million. I think it's laughable that only Ovechkin, Malkin, Crosby, Weber and Staal have a higher cap hit than him. And now Perry. All of those players have accomplished more than Nash.
I think Nash is fine at 7. It's about market value for him. If he hit UFA tomorrow, he'd get 8.

That's the issue heading into this current contract negotiation with Lundqvist. It's clear he is the most valuable piece of the team. But you'd have to pay him as the most valuable piece to represent that. And when we took on Nash's albatross of a contract, it just raised Lundqvist's salary more than it should have.
Not really. Just because Nash was overpaid does not mean Hank has to be overpaid. Nash's contract should have very little bearing on Hank since we did not sign Nash to that deal.

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