I thought the price would be close to that on a 2-3 year deal, glad to see some term at that price bracket. A little overpaid for what he's done so far, but these long term 2nd contracts that "pay for potential" seem to be the new standard for higher profile players.
Would've been terrible on a short-term deal...great on a long-term one though.
Exactly. Can't simply look at the dollars, because they're over-paying him in his RFA years in order to get really good risk/reward value in his UFA years. Not comparable to Alzner's contract in that respect.
I love it. No matter what happens in the next CBA, this is a good contract.
George McPhee....The Teflon GM. 15 years of failure and counting....
6 - Number of playoff series the Capitals have won since George McPhee took over as General Manager in 1997 (which makes him the third-longest-tenured GM in the League), three of which came in McPhee's first season on the job.