How does Boogard get $1.6 for 4 years and Boll gets $700k...
Because the Jackets don't have Glen Sather as their GM. Seriously, some ambitious and possibly overzealous NYR fan needs to kidnap Sather on July 1st and release him on the 5th each year to keep him from doing something mind numbingly stupid in free agency.
Fighters that ONLY fight should get 500-800K per year. Paying Shelly, Larouque & Brashear (not anymore), Boogaard etc more than 1M is just stupid. Godard is one of the better heavyweights in the league and gets 750. So for his 2 minutes a game he is still doing pretty good
This is a good contract for both parties. It keeps Boll as a RFA when completed and is a fair value. Personally, I think Boll played a better game when given more responsibility. I thought he played quite well on the 3rd line and could handle 12-14 min per night if given the chance. He has a modicum of skill, will stick up for teammates, is a decent forechecker and is apparently good in the locker room. His biggest flaw, in my opinion, is his over zealous hit attempts. He tries for the big hit, usually misses rattling the glass and ends up out of position. If he continues to improve his discipline I think he could turn into a decent third liner. Certainly a "plus" 4th liner.