This is the new reality, folks. Players of their ilk have been making this much for a while now. There's just no circumvention to hide it any more.
Without the garbage years at the end of his contract, Weber's cap hit is $10.4 million. Crosby's at $10.6. Parise and Suter at $9.4.
Toews and Kane are the first to be this high, but they won't be the last. Stamkos will very likely exceed them when he signs his extension next year. Probably Subban, too, if he ever ends up UFA.
To say you don't want Toews and Kane for this much money is to say you don't want any marquee forward going forward, unless he's on an entry-level deal or a second contract.
I imagine that Yzerman will be able to appeal to Stammer's desire to win finally. Considering that with taxes he could make more than Kane & Toews but with a lower cap hit, it wouldn't be all that hard to make that appeal to him.
umm malkin had 36 points in 24 games when they won the cup and overall in the playoffs he has 111 points in 96 games he's just as good in the playoffs. I agree when you say they had to sign toews and kane they're cruical to chicagos success
Yeah, that's what I was getting at. Toews and Kane aren't worth more because of "results" -- they're just likely to get paid more as a function of the current financial landscape.
I get that player contracts are always getting larger from year to year, but I just don't see anything that has happened that justifies this kind of a jump from last batch of comparable contracts. What reason can anyone give that these guys shouldn't be falling in line with the Malkin/Giroux/Kessel contracts? Even when you kick in inflation their's no way either of them should even sniff more than what Geno just got.
Can someone smarter than me summarise the impact this would have on the "tagging" rule in the CBA. I must not be understanding it correctly - as i'm looking at it there is no way Chicago could comply if these extensions are signed this season.