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10-12-2006, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Catch-22 View Post
Just for fun, let's do an indiscriminate search for comparables (some better, some worse), look what we find:
Yashin $7.6 million - I would not trade Garth Murray for this guy.
Naslund: $6 million - his leadership is also questionable.
In Vancouver the Sedin twins are gettgin $3.75M each!! Kovalev is much better than both of these guys in every respect.
Lecavalier: $7.1M - Kovalev had similar PPG and neither is a better two-way player or leader.
M. St-Louis: $6M - and Kovalev had more pts and higher PPG and is in many ways better.
Yashins contract was made pre-cap and is said to be the worst contract in NHL history (till Dipietro). Naslund at $6m is pretty good imo...He had a bad year last year but he's easily capable of 100 pts. The Sedins imo are the best value up there. They come in a pair, and likely always will...Their chemistry is second to none and they've improved so much over their first years that it's just scary. Both of these guys are potential 80-90 pters for this season alone...So if you can imagine they could only get better. As for the other 2, those contracts are just laughable, you're correct.

Lamoriello (though he did make a gaff with Malokhov and Mogs) signed Gionta at 4m$...I guess Kovalev at 4.5 isn't THAT bad, since we don't have any other stars (other than Koivu).

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