If Seabrook wants a big raise he should pursue that elsewhere. I dont see the Hawks giving him that much money and honestly, I dont see what he's done this season that with make him worth spending that much money on.
What will happen with Seabrook next season? He will be RFA and will get a big Raise.
Facts that he will come up with
- Olympic Gold
- 23 Points in 44 GP --> ~42 Point Season
- (and for the mention) Plays 1st PP Unit
Seabrook should be re-signed to a 5 year, $23.75M deal.
4.25M in 11-12, 4.5M in 12-13, 4.5M in 13-14, 5M in 14-15, and then 5.5M in 15-16.
All the things mentioned are facts, but he was the 7th Dman in the olympics by the end and made the team because he's Keith's partner for the familiarity. His 26 points in 50 GP aren't that impressive when you do consider he's getting top PP time on the best PP unit in the NHL this year.