Im just considering what the options may be for Markstrom?? His entry level was $1.3million so what will Markstrom ask for?? I don't see Tallon only signing him 2-3 years. $4-4.5 million is not out of the question for this kid, he is suppose to be the FRANCHISE goalie that Luongo was years ago. I dont see Markstrom signing for less than $4million a season.
First of all, welcome to the board(s).
But on the discussion, Markie probably didn't earn any of his 425k bonuses (it's usually NHL related, for goalies games played and/or won / GAA / %SVS) since he played only 8 games, so his salary was 875k. Not sure about the new CBA, but the old one had a 10% increase on the old salary (or something like that, it's been really half a year when I lastly talked seriously about hockey), so Markie's qualifying offer would be something close to a million.
He'll probably get around 1-1.5 per year deal for 2 years, a "prove yourself" contract. When he's done proving he belong in the NHL and is an elite goalie, then he'll get the big bucks he deserves.
Ya thats my bad, i was forgetting he still has the RFA status for 2 years, i didnt hear if that got changed with the new CBA? Is it 5 years or 7years to get UFA status now? I posted later that $4million is high for Markstrom. The salary cap being lowered next year was also forgot on my part.
I just question if they dont offer him a longer term contract, he may feel Tallon isnt SOLD on his abilities. He's going to be 23yrs old end of January, i feel he needs to get at least 8-10 games in this season to really analyze if he can handle the jump from AHL to NHL.
If we do sign him only 2 years and for whatever reason he doesnt pan out, that Luongo trade maybe didnt seem so silly in the long run. I want Markstrom to be our FRANCHISE guy and ive heard the last 2 weeks hes really starting to blossom but with Theodore possibly leaving next year, we are left with Clemmensen who is considered a career back up and a "potential" #1 goalie.
I guess in the end the rest of Markstrom's year will prove what he's worth but ya youre probably right, $1.5mill is fair but i would give him $2-2.5 if needed to keep him especially if its only 2 years.
I heard on TSN, Florida and 3-4 other teams are interested in Redden and he could get a 1yr-$1million contract. Thoughts on where Redden would fit into our lineup?