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Zetterberg Re-Signed 12Years/73Mil

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01-27-2009, 11:29 PM
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I love all the "steals" here. Meanwhile, NYI have a goaltender recovery from surgery in year 2 of a 15 year deal - a deal that makes him a NYI'er until he is 40.

Right now, the media/fans laugh at that deal. I hardly see how this is 'better.' Better player? sure. However, the length and term of the deal + the inherent risk of injury is the real issue here.

Good luck, but this is no steal kids.
The difference is if (when?) Zetterberg is injured, the team can continue on. Putting all that money into an unproven, injury-prone goaltender is way more risky. Z has at least "earned" his long contract.

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01-27-2009, 11:30 PM
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12 years?

wow. In a year or two this will be seen as worse than dipietro's contract
Or Ovechkin's.

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01-27-2009, 11:30 PM
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Little sketchy on the length, but on the other hand, it is good to have him locked up long-term.

The salary figures though... OMG! Seriously, that's amazing. Only 6 million for a guy that could easily get between 8-10 million on the open market? Ken Holland is an absolute genius.

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01-27-2009, 11:33 PM
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Wow. Thing is, it has so many years that you can't really call it a hometown discount. Dude's being paid $72M

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01-27-2009, 11:33 PM
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NJ Devils:

Brodeur 5.2 million
Elias 6 million
Parise 3.125 million


I'm sure there are others.
One of these things is not like the others

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01-27-2009, 11:34 PM
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The difference is if (when?) Zetterberg is injured, the team can continue on. Putting all that money into an unproven, injury-prone goaltender is way more risky. Z has at least "earned" his long contract.
DP was not injury prone when he signed the contract. unproven, yes.

Argue want you want about the difference - relevant or not - but a 12yr contract for ANY player is just as absurd as NYI's 15 yr deal that has essentially paved the way for long term deals.

of course, no team will go that far for PC reasons of being compared to the DP deal. Smart in that respect, but most of these superterm deals are pretty dumb.

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01-27-2009, 11:35 PM
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Now Zetterberg can buy back the homes of all the people who lost their GM and manufacturing jobs!

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01-27-2009, 11:37 PM
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12 years???? Zetterberg left tonight's game with back spasms. I remember when Mike Bossy had back spasms one night in 1987.

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Long contract, but as someone said earlier, worry about it later. He is a very smart player and should be able to contribute until that age. Maybe not the same numbers, but in an Yzerman kind of way which is invaluable.

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hmmm what happens if he retires because of his injury lets say after 35
since contract was signed before he was 35, the cap is 0 after he retires right ?
so i don't think injury would be that big of a problem

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01-27-2009, 11:46 PM
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hmmm what happens if he retires because of his injury lets say after 35
since contract was signed before he was 35, the cap is 0 after he retires right ?
so i don't think injury would be that big of a problem
Yes. Since Z is younger than 35 when he signed the contract, it's off the books when he retires.

It's a great contract if he stays healthy. It's even a great contract if he retires early due to injury. The only risk is if he sustains long-term, chronic injuries that reduce his effectiveness, but he doesn't retire. But it's a risk 30/30 GMs would take for a player of Zetterberg's calibre.

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What? One of them is a goalie?

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01-27-2009, 11:47 PM
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TSN says it's 10 years for $71 mil. http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=264864&l...=headlines_nhl

Either way, it's a good deal for a guy like him.

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but in an Yzerman kind of way which is invaluable.
Which is very, very rare to happen. No need to all of sudden believe it will happen with this player.

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01-27-2009, 11:50 PM
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Which is very, very rare to happen. No need to all of sudden believe it will happen with this player.
Its been mentioned that if he retires due to injury that the contract will not count against the cap, not that big of a deal.

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01-27-2009, 11:51 PM
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****ing awesome deal!

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01-27-2009, 11:53 PM
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Little sketchy on the length, but on the other hand, it is good to have him locked up long-term.

The salary figures though... OMG! Seriously, that's amazing. Only 6 million for a guy that could easily get between 8-10 million on the open market? Ken Holland is an absolute genius.
no this is similar to the vinny lecav deal ...

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01-28-2009, 12:02 AM
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TSN says it's 10 years for $71 mil. http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=264864&l...=headlines_nhl

Either way, it's a good deal for a guy like him.
1.1 million in cap space makes a world of difference. I would rather spend an extra million for two years, and more importantly, significantly lower cap hit.

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01-28-2009, 12:03 AM
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I think it's a great contract for everyone.

The wings obviously are wrapping up a premiere talent for his career and at a great yearly rate. The extra cap room in the short term gives them the ability to keep other key guys around (ideally Hossa).

Zetterberg gets to play in arguably the best hockey market in the NHL, and is making good money into his latter years.

It's also good for the league to have great players become the face of franchises.

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01-28-2009, 12:07 AM
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Don't know about the length. A bit long, but with a guy like Zetterberg it is worth it to get him signed. Dollar value is pretty good for sure.

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Perhaps all these "super deals" being signed recently reveal something. Maybe these owners (all hugely successful and knowledgeable businessmen) have some inside knowledge that the American Dollar is going to collapse and largesale inflation is going to occur sometime in the near future, making a 6 million dollar a year contract worth tuppence.

Just a thought.

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01-28-2009, 12:10 AM
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Does this help teams with smaller hockey markets (i.e Columbus) when it comes down to signing players like Rick Nash next year who (lets face it) is no Zetterberg and when he wants more money GM's can say look Zetterberg is getting $6 mil per year you shouldn't get anymore?

Edit: Does this mean Franzen will hit the open market?

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01-28-2009, 12:13 AM
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Does this help teams with smaller hockey markets (i.e Columbus) when it comes down to signing players like Rick Nash next year who (lets face it) is no Zetterberg and when he wants more money GM's can say look Zetterberg is getting $6 mil per year you shouldn't get anymore?
Nash can say fine, I'll hit the open market and wait for just one GM to crack and give me what I want

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01-28-2009, 12:15 AM
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Nash can say fine, I'll hit the open market and wait for just one GM to crack and give me what I want
But do you think this will hurt his chances of being grossly overpaid?

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But do you think this will hurt his chances of being grossly overpaid?
The more teams interested (which there will be many) the more likely he'll be overpaid.

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But do you think this will hurt his chances of being grossly overpaid?
a lot can happen between now and next summer, hard to say

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