3-4 years, 3.5-4.0 million per year
Best guesses possible. Gleason hasn't helped Carolina in terms of trade value or himself in terms of future contract value by having a sub-par season. Of course, there are always teams who make panic moves or just reckless moves so while I don't think it is likely it is possible that someone could overspend and give up a late first round pick for him as well that someone could give Gleason 5-6 years and over 4 million per year.
I think you can look at Braydon Coburn's in season extension as a basis for Gleason's value.
Coburn is 26, Gleason is 28.
BEFORE this season I considered him them to bE similar players, giving Coburn a definite edge though. That being said, Gleason has not had a good season thus far and when it comes time to cash in on a ne contract in sports what you did in your contract year is a big determining factor.
Coburn ended up getting 4.5 million per over a four year deal, which to me was NOT a hometown discount but rather right around fair market value.
So, in my opinion Gleason should be looking at a 3/4 year deal at around 3.5-4.0 million. There is always a team or two who seems to get carried with UFA defensmen every summer so it wouldn't surprise me if he got more. He'll probably get a similar contract to what I have suggested though especially if he goes to a contnder rather than a team desperate to improve.
For all the talk about how Gleason hasnt helped his trade value with his poor season....he is a +2 on a team that is in 14th place. Thats gotta mean something.
I hope that counts for something. Andy Sutton is a +3 on the Oilers! Who ever misses out on Gleason might take a chance on him.
If there's a rash of injuries he could get a 1st + easily.
I hope Tambellini sends an offer his way this summer
Yes, he's been solid overall, the barrage of criticism he undeservedly gets from many here notwithstanding. He's fallen victim to the familiarly syndrome, where he's been around for several years and his contributions get taken for granted now.
His mistakes get blown out of proportion while the less obvious parts of his game are overlooked. The fact that he's miscast in a shutdown role is also rarely taken into consideration. He is not great, he's not a #1 D but he is valuable and would make a very good addition to a playoff team.