shmenguin wrote:niskanen shouldn't be re-signed no matter who isn't coming back. value-wise, it's a horrible time to do that. you can't give a UFA a contract based on one year of abnormal success. you're going to pay $5 million plus for a $3 million player. that's bad business.
Sad, but true. He's going to get paid a ridiculous amount after this season, and the odds are that he'll never repeat these numbers again, especially if he goes to a weaker offensive team. If he would repeat them every season for the next five years, he'd be worth even more than $5m. He won't, however, so you are right, it's bad business to sign him with so much talented youth in the pipeline.