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05-30-2013, 09:37 AM
Kriss E
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Originally Posted by hockeyfan2k11 View Post
This thread was greatness. Only small group of us were complaining about the contract and his inconsistent play. He followed that up by having a weak regular season and terrible post season.

"but but but the cap is going to go up...this is a great deal!"

Whether or not he had earned his contract was irrelevant.
It's pretty easy to sit behind a cpu screen, look at stats and salaries throughout the league, and come up with the conclusion that he hasn't quite earned those top dollars yet. Some may disagree, but really it's all irrelevant.

The reality was:

1- We had no goalie within our organization that could take over.
2- We still don't even have one today.
3- He was identified as the franchise player.
4- Whether you agree or not, if we believe what insiders share, he's viewed as one of the best goalies in the game.
5- A rookie GM was not going to move him. Not. Happening.

So, if you combine all of this, it really isn't all that surprising he got a big contract.
I also think people put way too much emphasis on what being overpaid really is, and judge way too soon. Guy has played 40 games under this new deal.

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