What do you think are the best deals or the worst deals? (contract or trade)This is my opinion.
Best Deal: Colorado signing Darcy Tucker for 2.25/yr. (Got him at a good price)
Worst Deal:Jeff Finger to TOR for 3.5 mil/year (He is not worth 3.5 million)
I would also like to add that some of the contracts that some players have signed are ridiculous and the GM that signed them should take full responsibility if the player does not help the team for the long term.
Last edited by scoringmachine: 07-01-2008 at 09:18 PM.
After today, I have to give kudos to Sutter for locking up Iginla at $7.0, Phaneuf at $6.5, Kipper at $5.833, Langkow for a reported $4.5 and Regehr for $4.0.
Heck after the Commodore and Finger signings, Sarich is not a bad deal at $3.6.
What a ridiculous day, the contracts were stupid and these teams will be rueing these deals in the not so distant future.
$4 million a year for Ryder??? I am sure I see Julien sending him to the press box at some point this season. Streit for 5 years??? The Islanders organization may fold at some point if Wang keeps throwing the money around.
And Bob McKenzie had said we were in on the Redden sweepstakes. But I am sure Sutter shook his head at $6.5 million for 6 years. Redden I think has hit his max in talent and is on the downslide of his career. 3 years into this deal the Rangers will be trying to unload him.
Th great thing is if the Cap becomes stagnant (stays around $57-60 million) then there will be alot of great young players available 4-5 years from now as teams will still be stuck with bums in their thirties making $3 to $7 million.
Streit was a good value, considering what Hawks paid for Campbell. Also, Stuart signing is the best, you're right. He and Kronwall, along with Lidstrom/Rafalski give Detroit the best top 4 d-men in the league (this time for a whole season) -- hands down.
i agree that brunette is a damn good signing by minnesota. hagman was also a good deal. and after conklin's fill-in time in pittsburgh, bringing him in for under a million to back up osgood is not a bad deal, i think. detroit also did really well to hang on to brad stuart for a few nickels more than commodore is making.
commodore doesn't make a lot of sense to me. campbell, especially after his playoffs, is definitely not worth phaneuf money. and whatever sundin gets if he plays will be way too much.
anybody hear rumors about miettinen? i'd like him in calgary.
how bout rumors of where huselius will go? could kevin lowe be interested?
So far, the Stuart signing has been the best IMO. If you compare it to the other D-men signings as of late, he is a real bargain at 3.75 mio. $.
Brunette's, Tucker's and Hall's deals receive HMs.
Campbell and Redden are largely overpaid, but what makes this deals ridiculous is the length of their contracts.
Judging the individual team's perfromances, I have to say, that Edmonton's moves have impressed me the most so far, so I hope, the Oilers will sign Hossa to a multi-year-contract worth 9 mio. $/year later this day to ruin their record.
Minnesota did also pretty well with acquiring Brunette for a legit amount of money and adding another PP-specialist in Zidlicky to their blueline.