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04-24-2007, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by nomorekids View Post
But you see how defense gets overpaid every year. Kim Johnsson got 5 million. Gonchar is getting 5.5, Jay McKee and Willie Mitchell are both getting over 4 million.

I'd take Hannan over every one of those guys.
Detroit paid Markov (top 4 defenseman) 2.5 last year after the feeding frenzy for DF subsided. Lilja steped up his game as of late and is playing like a top 4 dman for 1 million. All I'm saying is that in the salary cap era, overpaying for anything is a mistake. (Although I will say Kronwall's deal could be an overpayment. Time will tell).

I'll be surprised if Hannan commands 5 million.

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