Souray & markov...Max 4Mil
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01-11-2007, 11:39 AM
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Markov is worth 5 or 5.5 mils to us. If we can sign him between 4.5 and 5 mils we're lucky... His offensive contributions go unnoticed a lot of the time. He has 28 points so far and is +6. If he finishes with 50 points and in the plus, I'd be surprised to sign him for less than 5 million $$. GMs are stupid with money, yes, but they will recognize talent. I think the "less sexy option" tag on Markov over Souray is absolutely the wrong idea - teams hire scouts for a reason.
The Souray thing's been going on for a while, but to repeat - 6 million would be too much. Any GM doing that is a fool.
But there's an awful lot of fools with other people's money out there these days, and the cap is clearly not understood by each GM in the league, when it comes to building a balanced team.
Rivet is a #6 defenseman on any decent team, he and Boullion are being overpaid this year too. I expect that to change in the off-season. Mark Streit deserves another shot on the blueline and for my money he'd be better right now than either of them. Boullion -7 in 24 games. Good thing he hasn't played 43, he might be at -12 by now! He can still skate, but seriously, adios.
Too bad the AHLers are 2-3 years away on D... I expect the summer to have us at
Markov (resigned) - Komisarek
Dandenault - Boullion
Rivet - Streit
4 of those guys can't clear their own goalmouth with a flamethrower, and Rivet is just incapable though he has size. Frankly we can look forward to still more average to mediocre defense. If we magically resign Souray, we still have average to mediocre defense but with a much better powerplay and at least one more guy who can hit.
Au secours !!
[naturally we'll see how the playoffs shuffles that deck.]
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