columbia wrote:I'm looking foward to him being overpaid in a few weeks. Preferably by an Eastern team.
He will be overpaid, but this is one of the things that sometimes gets overlooked. The complementary scorer. I didn't really respect/fully understand the concept until fairly recently. It's surprisingly hard to find good ones. And teams will "overpay" for them relative to their skillset because of their rarity, but also because of their inability to effectively scout this type of player. Often found as overage players/undrafted (Dustin Penner, Chris Kunitz, David Clarkson, etc.) and teams will pay for them if they feel they cannot cultivate that talent. Even when drafted, good ones can sometimes get away...potentially, Mitchell Theoret an unsigned Isles draft pick, strikes me a good complementary scorer years from now, we shall see.
Bickell is looking at $3+ million. Maybe $3.5 or $3.75M even. Clarkson is looking at Hartnell money ($4.5M), if I had to guess. These complementary scorers are tougher to come by than many think...unique skillset. Somewhat abstract.