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03-29-2014, 06:21 PM
Beige Van
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Originally Posted by 24get View Post
Doughty at 7M with a 60M cap is same as 8.28 over 71M cap.
So giving PK 8.28 is actually paying him same as Doughty.
Now we are talking about Apples and Apples...

The whole Team Canada seems to think that Doughty is better than PK.
Maybe they are all wrong and we should pay PK 9M.
Back in 2010, one was in AHL while the other was top-4 in team Canada (it was Keith, Weber, Neidermayer then Doughty then the rest).

I honestly think that the usage of PK in team Canada has decrease his value.
Also, this season is nowhere near Norris trophy nomination.
If he is not top-6 in team Canada, I don't see him being a top-6 in the league.

One thing for sure, I prefer Karlsson at 6.5M than PK at 7M.
At the same time, I prefer Subban at 6.5M than Phaneuf at 7M.

Just to put things in perspective: Pietrangelo was signed under the new CBA (sept 2013), same with Bouwmeester (August 2013).

Tough to see PK with 8M even under the new CBA.
It is a little disingenuous to say Subban is not top 6 on team Canada, unless you think Vlasic, Bouwmeester, and Hamhuis are better. And Subban has a Norris while Doughty doesn't. I'm not going to say that one is better than the other, but they are very comparable. Furthermore, Doughty didn't have to sign a ridiculously undervalued bridge contract like Subban; he got that contract after his ELC. It's 2014, not 2010 so I'm not sure what the Vancouver olympic team has anything to do the matter. Face it, PK is going to get paid and paid handsomely, either by the Habs or one of the other 29 teams in the league.

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