Island Nucklehead wrote:
Not really. With the new CBA, there is added benefit for players to re-up with their own teams. That extra year (when Getzlaf will be 35)
Do you seriously think that that extra year gives teams as much leverage as they have when signing their RFA's.
That is asinine.
An extra year gives them as small edge, but owning their rights for 7 years gives them the hammer.
Anaheim got fleeced paying UFA money for their own player.
Getzlaf gets more then 8.25 in free agency.
The cap hit's for the higher end UFA's been artificially reduced by increasing the term and front loading them. Now that it isnt allowed we are going to see big spikes in the cap hits for the top guys.
Or you could look at it like Teemu Selanne and this years Ryan Getzlaf for 8 more years of future Ryan Getzlaf.
Not sure what your point is here. Selanne has been giving the Ducks cupcake deals for years and this deal does not have anything to do with that relationship.
Next year, Getzlaf alone will account for about 13% of their total cap.
Markus Nasland's deal coming out of the lock out was 15.4% of the cap that year. High end playes have been trending down because of front loading.
That wont continue and you will see star players trend back up to their real value.
There would be a line up of NHL GM's waiting to pay Ryan Getzlaf 8.25.
Again for context, the first 8 years of Zach Parise's contract pay him 79 mill so just under 10 mill per over that period. I hope no one here thinks Zach Parise is as good as Ryan Getzlaf....
So we're comparing Getzlaf's contract to one of the more ridiculed UFA deals going? Good start.
Yes we are.
Getzlaf was a few months from being in the exact situation that the players I noted were. It is absurd to compare this player to other guys who signed when they are years away from becoming UFA's.
What Malkin, Crosby, and Stamkos actually make is simply not relevant. What matters is how much each guy could make if they were hitting free agency this summer like Getzlaf.
If any of those guys actually hit the open market they are probably getting offers in the 10 to 12 mill per year range.