Thread: Speculation: Andrew MacDonald's next contract
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08-15-2013, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by SLAPSHOT723 View Post
With the way Garth has done contracts, I doubt AMac would get overpaid. He'll get 2.75-3.5m/year. For a top-4 defenseman that's pretty good.
I'd be shocked if he got him to take under 3.5, I know Snow has been good with contracts but MacDonald's an UFA unlike most of the guys Snow has signed to cheap, long term contracts. I'm going to guess at a 5 year deal at 3.5 - 4.25, he'd be in his early 30s when that deal expires so could have another shot at earning a decent contract when that deal runs out.

Originally Posted by 5th Line Center View Post
Really like AMac. But as our team gets better i don't see a us being able to pay 4 to 5 million for a player of his caliber. He's solid, not good or great. On good teams he's a bottom pairing defenseman. do you pay bottom pairing defenseman that money?
I don't see anyone shifting him out of the Isles top 4 within the next two years, I can't think of many teams he'd be on the bottom pairing.

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