Island Nucklehead wrote:
or be real ruthless and offer $8.5M per (he's worth that imo), mortgaging your future for a young 23 year old uberstar winger, as he's a game breaker in the playoffs avg. a point per game, a goal every other game.
Tampa takes your four draft picks and runs. Especially with where the Canucks are likely to be picking over the next 2 drafts.
You think Kucherov is on the same level as a Jamie Benn?
Not comparing 23 yr old Kucherov to 27 yr old $9.5M Benn, but the better comparison is $10.5M per P. Kane.
Kucherov playoff performances the past two seasons for a young guy is Patrick Kane like.
2015 23gp - 11g - 12a - 23pts
2014 19gp - 8g - 12a - 20pts
2013 23gp - 9g - 10a - 19pts
2016: 17gp - 11g - 8a - 19pts
2015: 26gp - 10g - 12a - 22pts
His playoff performances along with steady regular season, should put Kuch inline with $8M per pretty easily, if not more.
A long time ago, a baseball player remarked: "If I owned a ballclub, I'd hire a $5,000 coach and a $15,000 scout."