6.75 mil per year for Bulin? 4 years??? This is a goalie who only really shows up during the playoffs, and *still* takes days off even then!
Are you serious!
Have you even watched the Bulin Wall play. He's a top five goaltender in this league, and just because they made the goalie pads smaller, and changed some rules.............games will still be decided by goaltenders on most nights.
Great offense is fun to watch, but every WINNER is built from the back up.
Playoffs are when you WANT your goaltender to show-up.
The way I am looking at these signings is that the salary pie is getting smaller. Alot of these free agents who are waiting for the best deal will end up with less. With every passing hour guys like Kariya and Palffy are watching their value drop. In a way this is good for teams like LA. Because the supply is becoming a whole lot bigger while the demand is shrinking. Eventually it come down to you take what is offered or you sit the year out. I guess they could go to Europe if they wanted to.
6.25 mil is a lot, i woulda done $5 mil easy, but unfortunately so would 96% of the league. overpaid, ya, but he is THE best goalie out there right now, so if u wana have the best, ur goin to have to shell out.