McKenzie is saying $4.75 million per now. They should have just traded him if it was going to cost them that much to keep him. The guy averages less than 50 points a season. Kunitz is in the 20-25 goal, 50-60 point range per 82 games and he's a million under that.
SolidSnake wrote:Gonna be a boring trade deadline I'd say
I think that bodes will for the Pens. I don't want the other teams getting pieces, and I really want to see the Penguins acquire that Crosby guy -- I know he's injury prone and all -- for the playoff run.
Not sure what Rutherford's thinking... all the trade talk with Ruutu atop everyone's most wanted list must have screwed with his head. Gleasson was a good sign, as dman are hard to come by, but oft injured 2nd line wingers shouldn't be making 4.75m...
Wow. 4 yrs @ 4.75mil/yr is a serious overpayment for Ruutu. Rutherford has made some pretty questionable moves since Carolina met the Pens in the conf finals a few years ago, and this is another one. Is he thinking that the Canes have a shot at winning the SE with Ruutu this season? I know it's not out of the realm of possibilities as bad as the SE is right now, but this contract is a real puzzler to me.