Carey Price is a good goalie but he is not worth that, maybe 5mill/4 years but to lock up a player for that money for that long with the crazy injuries that happen in todays NHL the franchise would be set back 20 years. It is better to build a team around solid D and forward group. Look at Detroit and their success with Osgood and Howard. Lets not do this. I like Price but come on, this so called source has to be fake.
I have to call bs
I like him. He's a good goalie. He's not a god. He has had an ok season. He has not been stellar. Why 10 years. Has the league not learned from Dipietro???
This is getting stupid.aybe he watched the top 50 players according to tsn a few too many times. If he had stolen 5-6 games by now then I might go 6 million for 6 years.
If he insists, trade him. He's not playing tonight and our goal tending looks alright. He's no where near the top goalies in any statistic this season.
He's RFA. Zero leverage. Sure we'd be buying into his UFA years, but 2 of those are RFA years. So either bring the cap hit down to 5.5-6 or just sign a deal of 5mil for 3 years and sign that fat contract when he's pending UFA. To be honest, Price isn't at Rinne's level yet.
There is leverage even with being a RFA as he can say he won't sign long term.
Price after this season is RFA for 1 more year, then he's UFA.
This essentially is the time you lock him up... Because if it's left to next year, it'll be quite tense.
If there was anyone on the team I'd say to lock up for 10 years, it's Price. I wouldnt want to see him go anywhere else.
Maybe, we could stagger it, to make the cap hit less? It'd help out his chances on having a successful team, and it's not like it's not likely he gets endorsements... Espescialy with better play.
I agree with the poster above who mentioned the Superstar players like longetivity on their contracts.
& as for what Price has proven... IMO I think the decision has to factor in everything. Watching him play nightly makes me realize this kid is a special talent.
Is he worth it? I guess that's debateable... But no one else I have seen on this team would be more deserving of it.
The rumor is that the habs already offered him 7 m per year for 7 years and he wanted 10 years instead of 7.
if this is true, the habs management are ****in retards. trade him and see how much better the team will be for what they can get for him, wouldn't be in this mess if they kept halak, a reasonable person, not greedy or selfish