Re: $3.3 MILLION FOR DEREK MORRIS???
posted at 7/26/2009 12:58 AM EDT
In Response to Re: $3.3 MILLION FOR DEREK MORRIS???
[QUOTE]Millions of dollars to anyone that plays hockey is nuts. But, us fans buy the tickets, or TV hockey packages. We pay the $4. for a frigin' bottle of water. So maybe we are all nuts? I admire many (not all) the moves that PC makes. I have confidence in professionalism of Cam Neely, Don Sweeney and all the other scouts the B's use. PC and Company are good at what they do, lets see how Morris does before we send him packing (or PC for that matter). As for Kessel, is it his agent that wants the big pay day? Is 3 million dollars not enough for a 21 year old to survive?
Posted by BBfansince67[/QUOTE]
Is it about money - oh yeah! Not being snide just saying they all want as big a slice as they can get.
Also Salaries go up as you score goals and the term of contracts get longer.
Some comparisons of last years goal scorers and salaries.
Player Goals Salary
Ovechkin 56G 9.5M has scored 60
Carter 46G 5.0M signed after scoring 29G
Parise 45G 3.1M after 2nd year scored 31G
Kovalchuk 43G 6.3 has scored 50
Nash 40G 5.4 nxt year then 7.8 until 2018
Staal 40G 8.2M scored 40+ twice 1-100 Pt season
Hossa 40G 7.4M for last year 5.2 for next 12 years
Vanek 40G 7.1M scored 40 twice
Cammalleri 39G 6M scored over 30 twice
Heatley 39G 7.5M scored 50 twice
Marleau 38G 6.3M scored over 30 3 times
Erickson 36G 1.6M RFA next Year
Kessel 36G 2.2M RFA
Malkin 35G 8.7M scored 47 last year
Kessel is going to score goals, that is what he has done since he started hockey and he will continue to do so. His dollar per goal is pretty good compared to the prima donnas. Goal scorers have always rated a higher salary than most and that will continue as well. Personally I hope to see Kessel here next year as he is going to score wherever he goes. He may not have a Savard but there are a lot of good centres out there and he will see a lot more PP time in the future.
I support the deal on Morris and I can't wait to see his fit in Boston, yes it would have been great to sign him for 1M, but there aren't many Recchi's out there looking for 1 more cup and not caring as much about the money. His 20 goals for a million are pretty good though.
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