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04-15-2014, 10:05 AM
Ilkka Sinisalo
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Originally Posted by Prongo View Post
6.5 million now to re-sign Schenn, a back up goalie, and bring in another 4th liner if Raffl is on the third line. Another defenseman seems to be needed as well. I think we will see some fireworks at the draft.
They have to start having at least one regular d-man, preferably two, on entry-level contracts. How many teams have their bottom defense pairing making $7m per year?

That being said, some people here really need to learn player valuation. $5m is not a #1 d-man salary. Weber is a d-man who hit free agency and the AAV of his contract is over $7.5m. Chara's is $7m. Doughty is $7m. Karlsson is $6.5m.

This is pretty much market value or maybe slightly above market for a good 2nd pairing d-man. And no he's not a #4; how many teams have a #4 as good as McDonald? Very few.

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