Well you're wrong? The fact that he got 6.5 million for 6 years kind of proves that the management (which is what matters) sees it that way. The only guy who would even be close to Price is Subban, but Price is more important.
Even if Price is considered somewhat overpaid by some here @ 6.5M he is the Habs most important player and is paid like it.. I'm sure if he was to receive an offer sheet it would have been for probably more from a team like the Leafs..
6.5M is ok. Not as bad as some make it to be. He's our most talented asset, regardless of position. So he's the bar from which all players will be measured upon.
6.5M is nothing if you look at all major assets in the league. Face the fact that he's our most important asset. You cannot give him less, specially in our tax ridden province. He's losing at least 1.5M in clean money each year because of our tax system. The naysayers, who probably never made close to paying 50% in taxes on their revenues, should know that the end figure is the most important, not the actual salary he's going to make. Montreal = 15% more taxes paid than everywhere else in NA.
yeah that sounds like a good idea to me. "Yeaaaah we're gonna walk away from our franchise player now"
If you think Price is your franchise player, and if he is your franchise player, you'll be the next Oilers with 3 consecutive 1st round picks. He was 20th In save percentage, and nowhere near the top 5 in the NHL, yet he gets Rinne money. Hes won one playoff series in his career. Give me a break.