I think 6 mill is a steep price tag in the new cap era, and if he was up for a new contract today he wouldn't get as much,
I think thats what we are trying to say Badfish ... at least I am ....
Yea, and I understand that point of view, but the second half of that quote of mine was that 6 mil was what it cost us to keep him when he was up for a new contract. Sure if he was up for a new contract tomorrow hewouldn't be getting 6 mil, maybe closer the 4.5 mentioned above. Had we let him walk because we hadn't offered him the new big contract at the time we all would've lost our minds.
Sure he's not 100% of the player he was for us when he WAS worth 6 mil, but there's not allot we could do about it, it's kinda what it takes to keep your franchise player around. We had no idea Luongo was headed our way at the time
So I know I ramble allot, but what I'm trying to say here is that we shouldn't hold his contract against him. I don't like all this negative talk lately, and when it comes to naslund, it really bugs me. This guy is our Captain, team leader, the heart and soul of our team for the past few years. He's still producing, and he's still top-line material on any team in the league. He's been a class-act, and I personally am glad that we've got him on our team, it looks like he'll retire a canuck, and as one of our all-time greatest.