RxBandit66 wrote:He does need to have a good playoff run this year, because his stats from 2010 to present* (excluding that insane stretch he had during last regular season) are not those of a $9 million franchise player.
*i.e. that less than 1 season worth of stats over 3 years because of injury and your made up exclusion.
Even taking the worst case sample you can find (and molding it to make him look as bad as possible):
Here are his stats - 72 games, 67 points (0.93pt/gm)
Here is someones career stats that just made a $7.5M hit LAST YEAR and we were willing to pay him close to the same - 548 games, 447 points (0.8pt/gm), which ironically is right at his pace for the time frame from 2010 to present (including any insane stretch that he had during the regular season) - 141 games, 112 points (0.79pt/gm).
Malkin haters gonna hate.