Moulson is currently a steal, but he will be upcoming on ufa status, and will net at least 5 mil. his cap hit is low because he was an rfa
same with Ladd
I don't know much about kunitz, but based on his numbers, he is a fair value
Ryders goals and points bounce around year to year, and his numbers aren't very consistent anymoore, seems like he has a good year for every 2-3 sub-par ones
Cole has been inconsistent point-wise over the last few years. also seems to be injured a lot.
bottom line Franzen puts up 25-30 goals every year, for a $4mil cap hit, which is a great cap hit for what you get. Just because there are others getting similar deals doesn't make his deal somehow worse. Are you saying a $4mil cap hit is too much for a 25+ goal scorer? cause if you are, then something is wrong?
So when he is a 4 mil cap hit scoring 10-15 in a few years is he still worth it?
When he is 36/37 will he still be worth the 4 mill cap hit? How about at age 40 or 41?
BTW even if he is not playing the Wings are still paying! (EDIT: He will be a cap hit, not actually being paid)
That is the problem with this whole he is worth the cap hit logic, but at that point you will probably change your stance to he is worth his paycheck.
But that is why the teams went long term like this, it benefits the player (good money, never look for a contract again) and the team (cap circumvention).
Franzen will be getting paid 5 mil for the next 3 seasons, when he turns 37 he will be getting paid 3.5, all with a 4 mil cap hit.
Now back to comparable players, how about Hossa.
Roughly $300,000 more on the cap hit and his numbers destroy Franzen's. (EDIT #2 D'oh Hossa's cap hit is roughly 1.3M higher, but still under 6 mil)
Since 08-09 (I used that time frame in my early post:
His salary is nearly identical to Mule's in term and money.
I will wait for the reason why Hossa does not meet you narrow requirements for a replacement. Probably too many assists!
Edited by Opie, 04 September 2013 - 08:11 AM.
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