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06-24-2013, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Karsa Orlong View Post
Here are players who are similar in production that have signed deals within the last few years. I don't think there are many players in the 5+ section that Gagner holds up to, so i think it is safe to say he should come in under 5 per.

5 Million +: Seguin 6@5.75M, Skinner 6@5.75M, O'Reilly 2@5M, Benn 5@5.25M, Zajac 8@5.75M, Neal 6@5M, Grabovski 5@5.5M, Lupul 5@5.25M, E.Kane 5@5.25M.

4-5 Million: Marchand 4@4.5M, Ruutu 4@4.75M, Umberger 5@4.6M, Cole 4@4.5M, Versteeg 4@4.4M, Fleschmann 4@4.5M, Pacioretty 6@4.5M (steal), Hornqvist 5@4.25M, Callahan 3@4.275M, Voracek 4@4.25M, Hartnell 6@4.75M, Oshie 5@4.175M, Backes 5@4.5M, Purcell 3@4.5M, JVR 4@4.25M, Burrows 4@4.5M, Laich 6@4.5M.

4 Million or less: Parenteau 4@4M, Williams 4@3.65M, Okposo 5@2.8M, Turris 5@3.5M, Simmons 6@4M, Perron 4@3.8M.

I am predicting 4@4.5 Million for Gagner. A bit higher than we would like but he does have quite a lot of leverage.
Those comparables are all over the map.

I highly doubt he gets anything near $5M to be honest.

I'm really hoping on him signing in the lower-tier range with the Perrons and Turris'. Maybe he's a guy that drinks the kool-aid. I'm sure if he did, he'd get a little more respect around here.

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