Serious case of overpayment right here. I have to admit I haven't seen a ton of games with him but I saw a bunch this season and he didn't strike me as an NHL starter. His value should probably be in the vicinity of where Mike Smith was going into last season and he signed for $2M per year.
Dubnyk is 500k overpaid, but it's not a crippling contract. He put up solid numbers and win % on some stunningly bad teams, he just needs a bit more consistency and show he can play 65 without fading. These next two years will be the perfect testing grounds. He is comparable to Pavelec imo.
pavelec has shown to be a better goalie than dubnyk thus far without question.
I think Dubnyk can be a good goaltender, a starting goaltender in this league. But based off what we have seen thus far, overpayment. Edmonton taking a page from their neighbours to the South on this one.
I think Tambellini is just useless with goalie negotiations. Signs bulin wall to that long huge contract when the market was absolutely flooded with goalies. Most oiler fans wanted anderson and it led colorado the the playoffs even if it didnt work out long term.
Now an RFA with literally zero leverage somehow manages to quadruple his salary. Granted he isnt useless like everyone on HF thinks and a save percentage of .914 and .916 two years in a row on a 29th place team is actually pretty good but just way overpayment
No need to dis Quick for choosing a terrible agent. Be cool.
Isn't it more of a "dis" towards Tambellini? Quick's not too concerned about it while holding the Conn Smythe and the Cup.
Dubnyk is terribly overpaid. Take the percentage that the CAP went up and apply it to his deal, and you get around $380-400M off, so a $3.1MM hit.
If he gets $3.1MM on the old CAP, everyone would be freaking out moreso than now. Of course, there are those that are blindly just saying "CAP went up though so it's cool" without looking deeper.
Now, Edmonton apparently has the space to do this and the term is short so it's no sweat off of their proverbial sack. I just think people are tired of seeing unforced, stupid contracts that impact negotiations around the league. With that being said, it's Tambellini's job to worry about Edmonton and not everyone else. Of course, if Dubnyk goes stud mode, you are looking at a $3.5MM base salary to work off of for his next contract when you have to start worrying about locking up the #1s.