Thread: Speculation: Lundqvist to be best paid player?
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08-15-2013, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Nac Mac Feegle View Post
Every drop in the bucket adds up.

An extra million for Hank...then an extra million for another player...then another 500k for an emergency replacement for an injury...then another guy getting 300k more than what he's worth....before you know it, there's an extra 5, 6, 7 million tied up in salary compared to the roster's worth. That money could translate into the missing piece for a Cup run.

It's simply a matter where a good GM tries to make sure he pays the least amount possible on every contract on the team, if the ultimate goal is to win a Cup. You need to manage every single penny of that cap effectively to assemble the best team possible.

Everyone knows how valuable Hank is to the team. But, you can't gamble and say oh, the cap will be 70, 80, 90 million in two years, let's throw a pile of money at the feet of one player! It's just too risky.
If Lundqvist makes $8.5M instead of $7.5M per year, its something I can live with. If anyone else on the roster - literally, anyone else - gets overpaid, then its stupidity that shouldnt happen.

Yes, its a double standard, and yes, you bend when someone has given as much to this team as Lundqvist has and will.

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