Froggy wrote:it seems martin is overpaid at $5mil/year, but he was making like $4.5mil/year in NJ as a top tier guy. Giving him a $500k raise to come here seems reasonable in a vacuum. I think the contract was fine based on expectations, but maybe not on what we ended up with for the most part so far. I don't think the $5mil/year is as obscene a number as some make it out to be.
For a legit top 4 d-man it certainly is not too much. You make a good point that Martin has simply underperformed since he has arrived in Pittsburgh, so it's more a case of his ROI being very poor as a Penguin so far. His last year in Jersey was not that way at all, and he needs to regain at least a portion of that good form if he wants to remain a top flight defender in the NHL.