Worst contract this summer?
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09-12-2013, 01:39 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
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Clarkson and Clowe are the obvious picks, but the Crawford signing as well as the Mike Smith signings were very questionable.
Sure, Crawford won a cup. But I feel this is the Chris Osgood effect, the Hawks were so stacked on the front end, Crawford didn't really get tested. Not to mention he has the one of the worst glove hands in the league. Smith is such a long term deal paying so much for one playoff run where he played outstanding. He wasn't spectacular last season by any means.
Re: Smith. He wasn't just stellar in the playofs, he had a Vezina calibre season just before them.
I'm a Rangers fan and Lundqvist is my favourite player, but I think in all honesty that Smith deserved it that year. They were neck-and-neck (with Quick right behind), but if I had to choose who had the better season I would have to go with Smith by the smallest possible margin.
His regression this past season makes 2011-12 look like an outlier year and concurrently his contract carries a big risk, but it is unfair to say that he only got paid for one playoff run.
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