Sounds too much given his spot on the roster, but he means more to the team than just numbers. We would have never found someone like Bouillon on the market, he's our own Aaron Ward. I'd rather see Bouillon have 1,875 and know he's happy in Montreal and will give his very best every night, than pay slightly less for a free agent who will take nights off. I'm pretty sure he will make us proud next season!!
Besides, we still have money left for Arnott or Elias!!
Way too much money... IMO he's as important as Begin is, not more.
REALLY disappointed about this contract... he sure needs to improve his defensive coverage damnit... and put as much if not more points, cause paying that kind of money for what he has, some bottom pairing skills, is alot
I'm french speaking and damn I hate fans pressure on having french speaking players getting overpaid... and those ******* agents knows that ! That's why we'll never have Quebec star players on the Habs cause they'll always ask way more than their worth...
It's not about what you should get but what someone is willing to offer you. Theo was overpaid but someone was obviously happy to take on that contract. Dandenault is said to be overpaid but someone offered him even more and I'm sure it was the same with Bouillon.
i think BG was somewhat content on giving him a larger contact, even if it was a bit too much. the rationale: i think Gainey wants to concentrate on spending money, time and energy ona UFA centre, rather than lose Boullion (who is a great 5th/6th D, imo) and then have to search for another D. in other words, i trust Bob, whatever he does. i think he'll make the right decisions.
Talk about overpaying. There is no way Bouillon is worth that. No way at all. The Habs worst defenseman now makes almost 2 million per. I would have let him walk, no question. For a small amount more, BG could have signed a defenseman that is far superior to the Cube. Everytime I'll see him held on the boards with one arm or rubbed off the puck by your average NHL forward, I'll be thinking "Where's Cote?"
So lets' see: undersized, no offensive abilities, limited defense, for $2 million.