I wonder what the Pitkanen signing does to his value? I think if he's looking for a pay day than his only choice will be to test the ufa market. There isn't much out there so teams may overpay to get him.
Looks like we're down to keeping Kabs. Wiz or Ehroff. Ya know Ehroff will want about 6m. Not going there. Probably gonna take 3yr/12m to keep Kabs. Unless you think you can get Wiz. Looks like keeping Kaberle is our best option. Needs to get his butt in shape. And, play a RH shot at the point opposite him. Hello, Tyler Seguin.
COnsidering that most of the fans here want to lowball him by as much as 2-2.5M from his true market value (which could easily be as high as 4Y 4.5per)?
His true market value is what teams are willing to pay for him. If no one offers him $4-4.5M, then his true market value is not $4-4.5M. If some lame brain GM comes along and offers him $5M for 4 years, but no one else's offer even comes close, is that his true market value (a la Luongo's true market value) or is that an aberration?
If you didn't like Kaberle in a Bruins uniform, you are going to hate what Wisneiwski would bring in a Bruins uniform. Especially for the salary he is going to command.
I'd literally rather not sign a Kaberle replacement, than to sign him.
Waz is a decent D-man but unless I`ve missed something, there is no way he should be signed for big money. He plays a much more engaged physical game, not that he`s a bruiser by any stretch. Regardless of whether Kabby played in the 5/6th spot, he`s got a ring and experience and someone will pay him.
I don`t have any issues with Waz, one of the few Habs I actually could stomach, not nearly enough time with that team to inherit hatred from this fan. Rather him than Kabby but not for big money. The guys never posted more than 30pts in a season, hardly screams huge pay cheque, yet people out there seem to think he`s some offensive dynamo.
I like him better than Kabby, doesn`t say much, not many I like worse than Kabby