: Salary Cap:
The Oilers and the cap
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07-24-2013, 01:58 AM
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Let's get serious, his comparables are guys like Josi (4M), Voynov (4.166M), Yandle (5.25M), Kronwall (4.75M), Erhoff (4M), and so on.
So the range is fairly well established at between 4-5.25M depending on the player's value to their team, performance in the contract year, etc.
This is the 2nd tier, which is where Schultz belongs. They Oilers should try to lock him in for 6-8 (max) years at around a 4.25M cap hit.
6M is for guys who have Norris winning or nominated seasons. Even then, some teams probably regret giving that hefty a pay day to their players (Mike Green for instance is more like a 5.25M player than a 6.1M player).
If Schultz has a 15-35-50 PTS, -5, 12 PIMS, 20:00 MINS/GM that still doesn't justify a 6M contract.
On a shorter term deal, I would actually hold the line at 3M. Subban is on a two-year deal for under 3M AVV ffs.
But you also have to consider when that contract was signed and where the salary cap was when he signed it. % of player salaries at the time the contract was signed if very relevant.
At 4.8M per season Sam Gagner signed for 7.4% of the total 64.3M cap. I think that looks like a solid deal for Edmonton now, but if the salary cap is at 70M in the last season of his contract that's a freaking steal at 6.8% when Gagner should be in his prime.
I'm guessing he'll be able to command upwards of 5.8M on his next contract. Well, assuming he stays healthy.
As for Justin Schultz, I could see him signing a bridge contract. Can't guess what the length will be, but I imagine he'll get around 4M and if he continues to sparkle and shine Edmonton will probably be forced to offer him upwards of 6M.
I wish we could afford to keep Klefbom, Schultz, Petry, Smid , Nurse, Musil and Marincin forever... but it looks like that's going to get way too expensive.
I love what Klefbom has to offer, but I have this crazy idea in my head that Nurse is going to top out at 6"6 230 pounds. Nurse and Justin Schultz will be perfect for oneanother. Klefbom and Petry will be a truely elite 2nd pairing. It's my opinion that Petry already is a #2 d-man. He's just been snakebitten with the offense so far.
Lots of these guys are going to cost a ton of bucks down the line. Just be happy we don't have Sather or Milbury running the ship.
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