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08-18-2005, 06:40 PM
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i just wish the nhlpa would post his salary already, this is too odd.

as others have pointed out, why would he sign a deal that is so much less than his qualifier?

i hope he's not injured or suffering from lack of self confidence...

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08-18-2005, 06:59 PM
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For what its worth, and I think it has some stock, the NHL official website has a blurb in the Lecavalier signing article that Sopel's deal is a two-year, $2.4 million contract.
I hope your right but the NHL website copied an article from c.p in Canada and posted in on their website, this did not come from the NHL office.

No one who decides to file for arbitration out of nowhere all of a sudden settles for less than his qualifier and takes a two year contract. The teams beatwriter wrote he will make 4.8m over two years.

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I hope your right but the NHL website copied an article from c.p in Canada and posted in on their website, this did not come from the NHL office.

No one who decides to file for arbitration out of nowhere all of a sudden settles for less than his qualifier and takes a two year contract. The teams beatwriter wrote he will make 4.8m over two years.

If he did though sign for less, Sopel will be my favorite player for the next 2 years! What a guy!!!

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08-20-2005, 08:40 AM
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Sportsnet.ca has updated their "tracker", they have Sopel as making $2.4 mil per now.

http://www2.sportsnet.ca/nhl/free_agent_tracker.html

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Sportsnet.ca has updated their "tracker", they have Sopel as making $2.4 mil per now.

http://www2.sportsnet.ca/nhl/free_agent_tracker.html
If that's the case we paid to much. Hopefully the NHLPA site can post his salary soon so we have a definant answer(although i would go with sportsnets site over tsn).

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08-22-2005, 05:46 PM
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2.4 mil per year...

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If that's the case we paid to much. Hopefully the NHLPA site can post his salary soon so we have a definant answer(although i would go with sportsnets site over tsn).
http://nhlpa.com/WebStats/PlayerBiography.asp?ID=5302

2005/06 Compensation:
$2,400,000.00

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08-22-2005, 05:52 PM
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http://nhlpa.com/WebStats/PlayerBiography.asp?ID=5302

2005/06 Compensation:
$2,400,000.00
Janne Niinimaa (D) - 2005/06 Salary $2.432 million @ 24% rollback...

Sopel @ 2.4 w/o any rollback (ok, the MM rollup)...

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Janne Niinimaa (D) - 2005/06 Salary $2.432 million @ 24% rollback...

Sopel @ 2.4 w/o any rollback (ok, the MM rollup)...
Good trade by Nonis under the cap Sopel isnot worth 2.4.. he might be worth that a few years down the road after more experience, but not yet.

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08-22-2005, 07:34 PM
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http://nhlpa.com/WebStats/PlayerBiography.asp?ID=5302

2005/06 Compensation:
$2,400,000.00
ouch i would say that's about 400,000 to much, i guess our only hope is that the second year pays him less then the first

these 15 players are signed for sure to this amount

Alexei Yashin $7.6 million (if they average out salary of life of contract this might only be a 7 million dollar hit)
Miroslav Satan $4.25
Alexei Zhitnik $3.5 million
Janne Niinimaa $2.432 million
Brent Sopel $2.4 million
Mike York $2.05 million
Jason Blake $1.558 million
Oleg Kvasha $1.178 million
Trent Hunter $1 million
Brad Lukowich $1 million
Shawn Bates $877,800
Garth Snow $750,000
Mattius Weinhandl $700,000 (rumor on the net)
Arron Asham $627,000
Radek Martinek $575,000


total 30.50 million

beyond that here are estiments on guys we don't have signed or contract is not disclosed


Rick Dipietro $2.5
Eric Godard $.5
Mark Parrish $2

rough estimate of current salaries $5 million

So in total we have 18 players potentially at 35-36 million, still needing to fill 2 forwards and 2 defensemen.


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ouch i would say that's about 400,000 to much, i guess our only hope is that the second year pays him less then the first

these 15 players are signed for sure to this amount

Alexei Yashin $7.6 million (if they average out salary of life of contract this might only be a 7 million dollar hit)
Miroslav Satan $4.25
Alexei Zhitnik $3.5 million
Janne Niinimaa $2.432 million
Brent Sopel $2.4 million
Mike York $2.05 million
Jason Blake $1.558 million
Oleg Kvasha $1.178 million
Trent Hunter $1 million
Brad Lukowich $1 million
Shawn Bates $877,800
Garth Snow $750,000
Mattius Weinhandl $700,000 (rumor on the net)
Arron Asham $627,000
Radek Martinek $575,000


total 30.50 million

beyond that here are estiments on guys we don't have signed or contract is not disclosed


Rick Dipietro $2.5
Eric Godard $.5
Mark Parrish $2

rough estimate of current salaries $5 million

So in total we have 18 players potentially at 35-36 million, still needing to fill 2 forwards and 2 defensemen.

nhlpa.com has Weinhandl listed at $600k
Justin Papineau at $450k
and Sopel at $2.4M

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08-22-2005, 08:41 PM
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ouch i would say that's about 400,000 to much, i guess our only hope is that the second year pays him less then the first

these 15 players are signed for sure to this amount

Alexei Yashin $7.6 million (if they average out salary of life of contract this might only be a 7 million dollar hit)
Miroslav Satan $4.25
Alexei Zhitnik $3.5 million
Janne Niinimaa $2.432 million
Brent Sopel $2.4 million
Mike York $2.05 million
Jason Blake $1.558 million
Oleg Kvasha $1.178 million
Trent Hunter $1 million
Brad Lukowich $1 million
Shawn Bates $877,800
Garth Snow $750,000
Mattius Weinhandl $700,000 (rumor on the net)
Arron Asham $627,000
Radek Martinek $575,000


total 30.50 million

beyond that here are estiments on guys we don't have signed or contract is not disclosed


Rick Dipietro $2.5
Eric Godard $.5
Mark Parrish $2

rough estimate of current salaries $5 million

So in total we have 18 players potentially at 35-36 million, still needing to fill 2 forwards and 2 defensemen.
Thanks...

Thinking ahead, NYI have a bunch of one year deals. Presumably, that's a two way street. NYI want the prove your self in the new nhl and flexibility, whereas the player wants to sign on short term for an eventual larger salary.

Here's the problem I see. NYI have a grand canyon gap here. One side, we have the longtermers (yash, satan, Zhitnik) that are consuming a lot of payroll for a period of time. On the other side, you have a bunch of low end one year deals. If some or all of those one year deal players have a very good season and NYI achieve some sort of postseson success, well NYI are going to have to pay up...But how can you fit the raises then and retain 90% of the team, when NYI are close to the cap NOW?

Yashin's 2-3 player cookie consumption is a tough one to swallow. I think teams signing players in this range 6-7.5 now are not smart, no matter what the performance level of the player is. A majority of the time a player never fulfills the output of his salary during the full term of his contract, now it's that much more visible when thinking of 'space' instead of 'cost.'

BTW - there's about .000001% chance the cap ceiling rises after this season.

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Martinek was to receive 750,000 US in the canceled 04/05 season; how come he is only getting 575,000 US? With the 24% rollback: his salary would have been 570,000 US, and the Isles had to qualify him at 627,000 US to retain him.

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08-22-2005, 08:55 PM
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nhlpa.com has Weinhandl listed at $600k
Justin Papineau at $450k
and Sopel at $2.4M
from what i heard Weinhandl's contract is 2 years for 1.4 million($600,000 the first year, $800,000 the second, averaging out to $700,000 a year). all contracts will be averaged out over the life of the contract for cap purposes, which is both good and bad in Yashin's situation. It's good now because it will free up roughly $600,000 in cap space this year, but that is 600,000 more in cap space we will ahve to pay in 3 years). I would almost rather take the hit now and have freed up space in 3 years when the contract is less.


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Rick Dipietro $2.5
Eric Godard $.5
Mark Parrish $2

rough estimate of current salaries $5 million
I don't think DiPietro's worth $2.5 mil, that's how much Cloutier signed for and he's better now and much more proven. I think David Aebischer is a better comparison at $1.9 mil.

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GP Min GA EN SO GAA W L T Svs Pct

60 3539 134 2 5 2.27 33 21 6 1420 0.914 for Cloutier

51 2843 112 1 5 2.36 23 18 5 1149 0.911 for DiPietro

On the last NHL season the numbers are very similar and that was, staticly speaking, the best year for both keeper. I know Stats really mean little as far as a players true worth go, but I would think any arbitrator would use them as a comparison.

Rick is younger and shows a ton of promise. Dan is a steady, but unspectuclar goalie who has shown some huge mental melt downs in playoffs past. I would be willing to give Rick around the same money as him in a split second if that was what it took to get him under contract long term.

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Why Why Why

Why waste half a million on Godard?

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I agree Moosie, but I asume it's a 2-way deal.

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Why waste half a million on Godard?
well i assume Goddard will get league minimium

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