He was the Leafs' leading scorer in the 1963–64, 1966–67 and 1969–70 seasons, and the team's top goal scorer in 1970–71 and 1972–73. Keon was considered one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, and one of the best defensive forwards of his era. He would usually play against the opposing team's top centre, and developed a reputation for neutralizing some of the league's top scorers. In 1970–71, he scored eight shorthanded goals, setting an NHL record.
Can't have them both, after 4 years of watching Phil shy away from contact in Boston, and not have pride in himself to at least show up when Seguin embarrasses him and the organization, Perry will be a welcome player to build around.
So trade Kessel and risk losing Perry in 3 months, nice... kessel for a signed Perry is fair but even Kessel at 5 seems more appealing then kessel at 8 +. Perry > Kessel but when you factor everything in you have to ask your self is it worth it. Perry at 8 + is just to much IMO... He's a legit first line winger but when do you draw the line? Getzlaf contract shouldn't be the comparable that contract is ridiculous. But yes he will get 8 + on the open market.
do you actually think that phil will resign with us for 5
9.25 would be ABOUT 14 percent of the payroll (Give or take) of a cap team. That is too much for any player not named Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin.
That amount of the cap hit used to be quite commen right after the lockout. the only reason we haven't seen it recently is because of the back diving contracts. Now that those no longer exist, I think we will go back to seeing many people sign contracts at 15%+ of the cap. Lidstrom right after the lockout signed a contract for 19% of the cap.