Thread: Speculation: Andrew MacDonald's next contract
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08-15-2013, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by isles31 View Post
CdH is a similar style defenseman with maybe a bit more offensive upside. I think he is also pretty close to being ready for a full-time gig, but probably not replacing AMac's minutes. Also, you have to remember CdH has a pretty rough injury history for such a young kid. Those injuries and big NHL minutes could mean hes the more talented version of Martinek.(meaning hell play well, but will end up playing 40ish games a year)

as far as AMacs deal offer him 25 over 6 years and work from there. anything more than 27 over 6 is overpayment.
No way I would commit that type of term to Macdonald. He's a nice player and a good team guy but he is not anywhere close to the type of player that should be signed for 6 years. Just look at the Liles and Komisarek deals, things got real hairy real fast with those 2, I don't want that to be us.

IMO the guy is playing over his head and does not warrant the type of deal a legit #2dman would normally command.
At best I see him as a solid #4 on a real good team.

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