Except that Murray has already offered a very generous contract to Cowen ($3.5mm av. over 8yrs. IIRC) and news of new developments have steadily come forth from media. Can we just give them time to iron this **** out ya think? Logically, the separation would seem to stem more from the duration of the current offer not the money amount which I believe is a very fair number for a player with tons of promise but has yet to establish himself on a consistent basis.
I keep thinking in the real world values, I forget that professional athletes in all sports live in a very very privileged world that the rest of us can only dream about...............
Of course, but it is still all relative.
It's like if you were any other professional, and the going rate of compensation for your position is 100k. You aren't going to just take a salary for 50k because there are people in the world who are worse off than you. You only have so many years of earning potential in your working life, why would you settle for less than you could get?
Well maybe you would, but that would put you in a Herculean like moral category shared by almost noone else in the human race.
At the end of the day it comes down to selfishness, or self-interest if you like the sound of that better, and I don't consider it to be a bad thing, it's normal.. just the scale of the salary is different.
If I'm Cowen's advisors, even if he doesn't acknowledge it at his young age, it is my job to look out for his interests, which given his injury history already would push me to try and secure as much $$ and term as I can now, before an even more catastrophic injury strikes.
If he stays healthy, he hits an even bigger home run next contract around 30 yrs old. If he gets injured and is a shell of himself or has to retire, I just secured his and his children's future.
Incidentally, this also ensures I make the most money possible off my client. Win-win.
Last edited by The Lewler: 08-22-2013 at 07:22 PM.
Meanwhile, the lowest year’s compensation cannot be less than 50 per cent of the highest year’s compensation. If a player earns $10M in his highest year, he can never earn less than $5M any other year.
Yep and if we want him long term expect to pay... If Cowens camp believes he can make around 5 a year from now they are not going to sign cheap.
Get him short and cheap or long and pay.
The lowest I think he signs long term is 7Yrs at 30 million
4.28 cap hit
I'm confident he'd be worth it but he hasn't proven it
I think that's a bit much considering what Hamonic or Alzner signed for
He doesn't have arbitration rights so he's going to have to live with what he can get, not what he (or, most likely, his agent) thinks he might be worth in the future
A hold out doesn't seem like the wise thing to do considering that we know he was offered a decent 8 year deal already. Ideal? No, but it was a fair offer and if they can't get something done in that neighbourhood it'll speak about his team-player attitude: this isn't like Turris wanting out of Tippet's "you're not good enough for me even though you have shown to be" system in Phoenix.
At some point you get paid based on what you've done and while he still has plenty of time to grow and get better, he hasn't shown so much that he should be making considerably more than the two comparables.
Last edited by Do Make Say Think: 08-22-2013 at 10:08 PM.
He has been injury prone so far. If he tries to pull a OK Subban and doesnt blow the doors off the league, it will backfire on him.
I like the guy, but I have to remind myself that he only has 90 or so games under his belt and I dont think he should try to go big bank based on that.