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02-25-2014, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Moose Coleman View Post
Good Lord. Boyd Gordon, a third liner who who doesn't hit, fight or get a lot of points, makes $3 million. Matt Hendricks a borderline third liner who hits, sometimes fights and doesn't get a lot of points, makes $1.8 million. Ales Hemsky is more talented than both of those guys put together and you think he's worth a hair above league minimum?
There's more to hockey than just scoring points and being talented. Gordon gets $3 mil because he's one of the better defensive centers in the league while also being an elite faceoff guy.
I do think that somebody might give Hemsky #3 mil+ on a short term deal because there is potential for him to put up some decent points but lets not act like he's worth more just because he's talented. There is also the durability factor which is always an issue with him.

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