Thread: Speculation: Lundqvist to be best paid player?
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08-14-2013, 01:01 PM
Brian Boyle
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
Tough to quantify, but wouldnt you say that Lundqvist is consistently the most important goaltender corresponding to his team's success?

In other words, guys like Rask and Quick have a much better team in front of them on any given night. And the reason those teams are better ain't because they have a million extra dollars in cap space.
And I'm sure Sather would gladly use Quick's contract as a comparable for Lundqvist's next one.

I think Lundqvist can make a compelling case to be the highest paid goaltender, and I think the Rangers should expect that. But the highest by ~20%?

By the way, 4 of the teams with the 10 highest goaltender cap-hits made the playoffs last season. 2 had home ice in the first round.


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