Crankshaft wrote:If Dupuis wants a 4 year contract, I think a 4 year/$9 million total contract is fair.
Would never happen in a million years.
Dupuis and a four deal will fetch a minimum of 14-16 million dollars over the term.
4 years and 9 mill...I see some saying 3 years and 10 mill....none of those are even close to getting a deal done with Dupuis.
He is the third most valuable forward on this team behind 87 and 71...Chris Kunitz makes how much? See what I mean?
There are a ton of wingers out there who are making 4 plus million per year WITHOUT Duper's speed and late fountain of youth scoring ability.
So keep on dreaming of signing Dupuis to a silly number that will never happen. The Pens will have to pony up or he will be wearing a different sweater.
I will add they better make him a priority...you can do so many things with speed. I would rather have a 30 goal guy who is lightning fast and plays both ends of the ice like a maniac...can play short handed...etc etc...just an overall versatile player...over a SLOW 40 goal scorer who is basically a one dimensional hockey player...that has only a decent shot to hang the hat on and has two gears of slow and slower...
Sound familiar? This was just a quick Dupuis/Neal comparison if you hadn't already guessed that.