steelhammer wrote:Basically, they signed him to a contract at a value equal to his career best season that he produced at 29 years old.
Idoit40fans wrote:Why shouldn't they be able to LTIR Pronger? If he isn't still suffering from the concussion, he'll be playing. If you don't believe that, then you missed the rest of his career. Its not a loophole. Neither technically nor practically.
shmenguin wrote:steelhammer wrote:Basically, they signed him to a contract at a value equal to his career best season that he produced at 29 years old.
the contract would have been for 6-7 million a year if they used last season as the basis. and despite the CBA business, inflation is still affecting new contracts. so him getting a 600K raise is practically a pay cut, in effect - and this is despite coming off of a career year.
and i do think "steady" is a pretty apt term for hartnell. he had a down year in 09, but his last 7 years overall have been pretty consistent.
there would have been a line of other teams behind philly ready to offer him this contract if he went to free agency.
JoseCuervo wrote:dman66 wrote:Just seems like the Flyer's do whatever they want and are never over the cap, never have to give players away, or never lose any key players. So frustrating.
They've been using a pretty similar model to build their team for a while now. I don't understand how it's frustrating because it hasn't worked.
Fire0nice228 wrote:I guess its decent if its 67 pts every season but 4 years down the line or 5 when he doesnt put up those kinda numbers and is a 4th line player that takes too many penalties how will it be? I believe eventually the cap will flatten out and not keep going up and up and I think we're getting close to that upper limit as it is.
viva la ben wrote:My critique with deal was based on the initial number that was floated out there 5.5 per for 6 years...that's James Neal money. Even at 4.7 per it seems a little high.
canaan wrote:It comes down to people equating current salaries and not realizing the % in which the cap has increased over the last couple of years. Hartnell's cap % v. his production is a good ROI. People want to blindly denigrate this move because it is a rival's move
steelhammer wrote:It sounds like what people are looking for is a list of players who signed long/expensive contracts and demonstrated not long after that they would not be living up to those cap hits ever again?
Idoit40fans wrote:Why would he become a 4th line player?
steelhammer wrote:Before this past season, in his first 10 seasons he averaged 20 goals and 44 points per 82 game season with a shooting percentage of 10.7%. Expect him to return to this form within a couple seasons. Maybe worse since he accomplished this in his early/mid 20's and he'll be in his early 30's?
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