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What would Marc Savard's cap hit have been had he reached free agency?

View Poll Results: Savard's theoretical cap hit had he reached free agency?
< $4 million 1 0.67%
$4.1 - $5 million 6 4.00%
$5.1 - 6$ million 37 24.67%
$6.1 - $7 million 96 64.00%
> $7 million 10 6.67%
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12-01-2009, 12:50 PM
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What would Marc Savard's cap hit have been had he reached free agency?

With TSN reporting the Bruins have inked Marc Savard to a long-term contract with a cap hit of $4.2 million per season, it's pretty clear Boston has locked him up far below market value. Now, I'd like to determine just what his fair market value would have been had he reached free agency.

So, what do you think? Would have he have fetched $7+ million a season, more, less? I'd like to hear some thoughts.

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Spezza's cap hit is 7M, and since Savard is a bit older I think he'd get 6.5-7M easily, possibly more because he would be the top center free agent (possibly the top free agent if Kovalchuk doesn't make it).

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About 6.5

Some team would spend a fortune to have a legit, all star, top line center.

Imagine Savard centering Kovalchuk? (If ATL would spend the money)...

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i went with 7+ and it would be for 4-5 years.

he would have been the big fish out there that GM's are trying to reel in.

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I think it would depend on the length of the term and the team offering it...

that said - I think 6.5 for 3/4 years could have been something seen.

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About 6.5

Some team would spend a fortune to have a legit, all star, top line center.

Imagine Savard centering Kovalchuk? (If ATL would spend the money)...
Saw it in 05-06.

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yea savard did center kovalchuk for a season and everyone said savard stats were inflated from kovalchuk

anyways id say 6.5 mil for 4 years

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Saw it in 05-06.
Haha wow, I totally forgot Savard already played for the Thrashers!

Terrible example

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I think it would depend on the length of the term and the team offering it...
Nobody should answer without including this. The term is obviously a huge factor in this.

Which is part of the reason I was and still am very surprised at the overwhelmed reviews that signing gets. Yes, the cap number is fantastic for the Bruins, but I really don't see it as much of a discount on Savard's behalf - if Savard plays five more years, he'll have earned about $6 mio which seems about fair to me. Great deal for the Bruins and Savard, imo.

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If he went to the team he wanted to (Calgary or Atlanta if bridges were not burned)? ~$6.5 million

If he went to the highest bidder? Somewhere north of $7 million

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I think there are zero teams that would pay Savard $6M+ to play hockey at 40 years of age.

The reason his cap hit is so low is probably because it is heavily front loaded.

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depends on contract length...the longer, the lower

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$6 - $6.5m

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<$5m for the same reasons that Boston signed him to that deal. His next contract was probably going to be his last big payday and likely a longer term one.

He was either going to get a 3-4 year deal at $5m-$6m ($18m-$20m total) or a 6-8 year deal at $4m-$5m ($24m-$30m total).

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<$5m for the same reasons that Boston signed him to that deal. His next contract was probably going to be his last big payday and likely a longer term one.

He was either going to get a 3-4 year deal at $5m-$6m ($18m-$20m total) or a 6-8 year deal at $4m-$5m ($24m-$30m total).
I fully agree with this. I voted $5-$6 million.

After all the complaints about the contracts for Hossa and Luongo, I'm surprised that Boston went this route. Maybe it's not ridiculously front-loaded. I'll be interested to see the actual numbers.

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OP is missing a critical element. How long is the term?

For 1-3 years, I would say around 6.5.

For 4-7 years, I would drop it down considerably down to 5.5 or lower.

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At least $6.5 Million per season.

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exactly 6M on a 6-8 year contract.

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I'd say about $5.5. Maybe more for a lacking team.

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6 mill flat.

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Name a team that has 7 million to spend.

The Salary cap is finally doing what it was designed to do. Keep salaries down.

The guy is 32 years old, he ain't getting any younger. It is quite possible that his best years are behind him.

I think he is worth right about what he got.

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I am shocked at the results of this thread. People must not be voting with a 7 year deal in mind, or they are forgetting that Savard is 32 years old. No GM in their right mind is going to give Savard a $7M, 7 year deal.

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$6 - $6.5m
The same range I was thinking.

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4.5 or less. He lacks truculence.

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nearing the end of his prime

5.5ish mil

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