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Paul Gaustad re-signs with Predators

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If this is what this type of player will demand. I hope Kenny sticks with the high end guys and lets the young guys fill out the roster. Gaustad is not worth that much money for what he brings to the table.

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Gaustad is good for face-offs. That's not worth $3m. He can't score and he's not a standout defensive player.

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I don't think its overpayment at all. He was making $2.3 mil. The Preds used a first round pick to get him, he did well, was a part of their win over us in the playoffs, he's going to get a raise, $3 mil sounds about right. You could make the argument he wasn't worth $2.3 mil before, but after what he did for them and what they traded to get him, they have to give him a raise.

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I don't think its overpayment at all. He was making $2.3 mil. The Preds used a first round pick to get him, he did well, was a part of their win over us in the playoffs, he's going to get a raise, $3 mil sounds about right. You could make the argument he wasn't worth $2.3 mil before, but after what he did for them and what they traded to get him, they have to give him a raise.

Understandable about the raise and I don't think he's worth 2.3. With that said he was very important in our series. I'm just more surprised he was resigned before free agency.

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Understandable about the raise and I don't think he's worth 2.3. With that said he was very important in our series. I'm just more surprised he was resigned before free agency.

Thats what Im thinking, and at 3.2?? Strange days indeed.

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Glad we didn't overpay. They over-payed to get him in the trade and then they over-payed to keep him. When you compare giving up a 1st for Gaustad and a first for Quincey, it makes Detroit's deal look a lot better.

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Gaustad is good for face-offs. That's not worth $3m. He can't score and he's not a standout defensive player.

Exactly. To put it in perspective, how much did we pay Draper to do the same thing? Although Draper had a lot more upside with regards to leadership, speed, intensity. Only downside was age. But yeah, he'd never have got $3m in the cap era. Bit much but that's the way these contracts are going these days. I imagine he'll get more minutes now, partly to justify the wage/they think he can get better. May backfire

EDIT: Only saw the 'face-offs' bit, not the lack of defensive quality. Drapes was steller defensively which actually proves my point further. Just making sure no one thinks I was saying Drapes wasn't any good on D

Edited by Wing Across The Pond

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I don't think its overpayment at all. He was making $2.3 mil. The Preds used a first round pick to get him, he did well, was a part of their win over us in the playoffs, he's going to get a raise, $3 mil sounds about right. You could make the argument he wasn't worth $2.3 mil before, but after what he did for them and what they traded to get him, they have to give him a raise.

He was very good against us.

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Gaustad was a crucial part in beating the Wings....

His 1 goal and 1 assist with 12 minutes of ice time average per game against the Wings was crucial?

Are you Gaustad's agent or something? Is that the same line you used in the negotiating session with the Preds? No wonder you got 3.2 million per year. :P

Edited by Nightfall

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