Got paid $660,000 in 2011-2012. Cap hit was $845,833 including bonuses. What do you think his next contract will look like in terms of length and value?
My guess: It will look a lot like Tyler Kennedy's second contract: 2-years @ $725,000. This is a raise and the term is short enough that if he reaches his potential he can sign a new contract for more money (also like TK).
Injuries at inopportune times have been part of the problem, along with play in the defensive zone and the fact that he doesn't always grind guys down like Bylsma would like (and Bylsma prefers vets to rookies). He's shown glimpses, can really protect the puck excellently along the boards and make nice little passes to open guys.
Then put Kunitz with Sid and Tango with Malkin. Top 6 in juniors, international play, etc. Kid has been a playmaker for the last 5 years, then is expected to just become a grinder with no growing pains? Hes also played with good offensive talent in Belleville, Wb/S, and USA. Now hes with Adams and Vitale. Now why isnt he producing?
I would imagine his next contract will be 800-900k short term. More importantly he is no longer waiver eligible so they have to play him or waive him. Hopefully that forces the coaching staffs hand.
For goodness sakes. His development was obviously slow. He is now starting to come into his own in a bottom 6 role, just like he did in his first year and half in WBS. I love how people blindly blame DB for everything.
You re-sign him, pencil him in at the LW on the 4th line and let him force his way up the line-up. I am sure he will. At this point he has 1 career goal. Let's not start putting him in the top 6.
Whatever he gets it will not be a burden to us cap-wise. Surprised people are worried about this given Shero's track record with signing young guys and role players / tweeners in their prime. None of them get big money.
Yeah, because giving a player a chance in the top 6 who has played a top 6 role his entire life is a horrible idea. Lets keep him with Asham and Adams, he will show his potential there.
Giving him a chance when there's an injury or something makes sense. There's no way we should go into the season with him penciled into a top 6 spot though. If he's one of our top 4 wing choices we should sign a better wing.
Pretty much. It's interesting to me that the only rookies that ever get any shot with Dan are defensemen.
IF you are a forward, you might as well just not sign and wait to be a UFA and go somewhere else it seems. I know I am being overly dramatic with that last statement but it seriously looks like that at times. Any time Tangradi does anything positive, it seems like he's punished for it by not taking another shift for a long freakin' time.
As far as his contract stuff, I think around the same price for 1 more year.