Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: [TOR] Leafs re-sign Mark Fraser (1 year, $1.275M)
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07-30-2013, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by TOML View Post
Meanwhile, 27yr old Kostka's cap hit is $625k. TO told him to walk. But is Fraser honestly twice as good as Kostka?
Yes. Kostka isn't an NHL defenceman.

Originally Posted by TOML View Post
How about Sulzer at $725k? Benn at $600k? Schultz at $700k? Bartkowski at $650k? Weber at $650k?
Fraser played more games, played more PK minutes, had more fights, and had a better +/- than any player you mentioned. None of these guys even played half of their team's games this season. Apples to oranges.

In hindsight, Nonis probably wishes he didn't tender him a QO now that he has Ranger on an NHL contract. Still, this is a reasonable deal and a good move considering what he could have potentially gotten in arbitration if his agent made a good case. Better to sign him to a number they're comfortable with than risk being stuck with a ridiculous arbitration award.

I think a few teams would be interested in Fraser at $1.275M. He'll probably be traded and replaced with Ranger if they can't find a suitor for JM Liles.

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