Andrew MacDonald's next contract
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08-12-2013, 03:20 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
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Sadly, I agree with you totally. Although I do think that Hamonic's contract was a discount partially because of the length. That is, he may have compromised on the dollars for extra years.
The reason why this worries me is because
I don't see how Snow can justify paying MacDonald more than Hamonic or Vish
, when he (arguably) slots beneath those two in team depth.
And, given that he has been horribly underpaid for years, he may be in no mood for bargains.
IMO - that's not an issue. AM is a UFA eligible player who is just entering his prime, and those guys get paid. Agree 100% that Hamonic sacrificed some potential $'s to lock in the security of the term, and Vish is a guy who is likely on the downside of this career. I think that "justifying" AM's salary is only something that is an issue for the people that have a hard time understanding RFA vs. UFA.
Also think it's a great point with being underpaid so far. Those type of guys "need" to lock in the $'s because he wasn't making $3-4M coming off his ELC. You can make a case that AM (along with Duncan Keith) were the best "value" players not on an ELC since the first lockout.
EDIT: And great to see you back on the site! Your insights have been missed!
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