...that's a little more than I'm hoping for, but the market has really driven up Dubi & Cally's prices and I'm not sure there is anything Sather will be able to do about it.
...i'm more than ok with $1.75 million per for Boyle.
...you guys ok with these numbers?
...h/t to Rangers Tribune.
4.25 per year are good deals for cally and dubie. it doesnt matter what any of us think is a fair deal, it matters what the market deems a fair deal. A player is worth just as much as someone is willing to pay them. If erik cole and ville leino, who both are older and had comparable if not worse seasons than cally and dubie, got 4.5 per year than thats a good valuation for cally and dubie. if someone is willing to pay them 4.5 then there definitely is some team out there willing to give 4.5 to cally and dubie. Cally and dubie should not take hometown discounts, instead they should try and get as much money as they can. A good NHL career is 10-15 years and so a player must try and maximize their earnings over such a short period. Lord knows that every single one of us would try and get the most money possible if we were in their shoes. The rangers should wrap these guys up and make sure they are with the rangers for a while.
New territory for the Blueshirts and Sather. They now have a young team with contract negotiations for the next 4-5 years as opposed to vets with existing contracts. Staal, Girardi, Dubi, and Cally are the catalysts for what happen with the rest of the prospects in the next few years. Dubi and Cally are key, because they are essentially 2nd line players where Staal and Girardi are a proven top D pair. Whatever they do, they better not overpay now because it will haunt them in the future. No pressure though.
Players don't often seem to take less money to help the club win, I was surprised when Richards did. I think both these guys wanna be here but won't take less than 3.5 per, which is fair. If they go that low you'll know they really wanna be here. Boyle had one good season and 1.75 is an investment in him. His situation is a weird one
I guessed them both around $4mill each, as long as the contracts are longer it's cool. If we can lock these guys in at that price for 4-6 years it's likely we won't ever have to get into a UFA bidding war over either of them. $1.75 for a couple years for Boyle is fine as well. But if he continues to play at this level it may cost us a bit more later.
Only problem is a lot of weaker players got money close to or more than 4 million so it seems about right. Connely laich and cole come to mind
I would do this deal for each. 6 years 5 million a year. I'm ok for 4.25 million, but for how many years? The sooner to lock em up the better. As long as it's no loner than 2 years for boyle it's fine.
@thelink44 "Lord knows that every single one of us would try and get the most money possible if we were in their shoes"
Speak for yourself... That's not my way of thinking. Personally, I'm always at a loss as to why more players DON'T take a pay cut to play for a competitive team. If they really, sincerely, are in it to win a Cup, as they all seem to profess to be, why on earth wouldn't someone, oh I don't know, save some of their many millions from last year, forgo many millions this year, and sign on the cheap with a top team? Vokoun signed a tiny contract, yes, partially because maybe he didn't have other offers, but also partially because Washington has been a regular season powerhouse of late and he wants a legitimate shot at the Cup before retirement. Callahan and Dubinsky - or Richards or Kovalchuk or Stamkos or whoever - would just be hurting their own team by basically holding out and extorting money for their own benefit. Seriously, a million less here, half a mill less there, from a handful of players, and suddenly you've got the cash for that 1st line LW, or that veteran D, that the Rangers still want/need. I guess I just don't understand why players don't see things that way. It's mind-boggling. They're holding out and fussing over extra salary amounts for one year that are more than regular people make over many years.
@thelink44 Well said.
Here is what I do not get how do you decide how much the players should get to be paid?
You do not even know how much either the players are asking for or what the team is offering. So how exactly are the players asking for too much money then?