He scored 70 pts twice in 3 years while playing solid defense against other teams top lines and being an excellent PK player.
Good job Gauthier. Fine deal.
His playoff stats are what worries me. He's great and I'm VERY happy he's staying.. but 5 million? 4 mill would have been right for me.. ATleast it's not 6 million that's what I thought he'd get on the market.
YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! This is great news!!!! I'm so happy we kept our best center and highest point scorer. I could care less that he didn't pile up points in the playoffs, I'm sure he was playing injured and he was playing fine defensively and killing penalties so I don't care about not scoring points in his 3rd or 4th playoffs.
This guy is only going to get better and better with the Habs....now we just need to find him another winger (Frolov) to play with him and Cammalleri and he'll put up 90 points a season!!!
I'm very happy today....this helps make up for the awful Halak trade....a little bit anyways.
Excellent! At the very least PG was saying the truth about the Halak trade being cap driven for good reasons. Now if we could only off-load one or several of Hamrlik, SK or AK, we could have Moore back and perhaps a bit more cap space to play around with at the draft.
Originally Posted by Hannibal
Let's say that Plekanec signed a 5 year deals and Gomez is here for 5 more years too... So Eller is our third center for 5 years? Comon...
It's hard to convince people on this board... Eller will start as a winger! There's much less responsibilities and much less pressure in a winger role.
overpaid by 1 million, but at least Montreal could focus on other priorities now that Plekanec is signed. Price will be next and gauthier will make some moves that he knows how much cap space he can maneuver with.
5 ****ing million...after his disappearing act for most of the playoffs.
No one would have given him more than that on the open market, disappointed the Habs didn't push for 4 or 4.5.
I like the guy, but I'm not entirely sold, and this is big money.
He's had 20+ goals in the last 4 seasons and has been a regular for 5 seasons. He would easily of gotten 5M if not more on the open market becaus there's not much out there this year. But who cares if no one would give him more, we have nobody to replace him with.
It'd be nice to get a more physical winger to play with him and Cammalleri now... was hoping it'd be closer to $4.5.
4.5-5M was my ballpark. 5M is fine by me with the cap being higher. I'm fine with people saying he's 0.5K overpaid, but it's not a huge deal at all. I like it personally, he was the only option barring a trade which would have cost assets.
Plekanec is a homegrown player that is a hard worker who doesn't create waves and accept whatever job he's given. He fits well in Martin's plans and has chemistry with Cammy.