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#1 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:23 PM

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The New York Rangers and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist on Wednesday agreed on a seven-year contract extension with a reported average annual value of $8.5 million.

 

Money well spent, Y/N?


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#2 BottleOfSmoke

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:26 PM

I understand that it's The Way of the World ™ now, but I am not a fan of big, long goalie contracts. There is no denying The King is a superstar, but even he is human and capable of s***ty, inconsistent play.

That being said, if they don't have an extremely reliable second option in the pipeline, the Rangers would have been insane to let him walk away.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:35 PM

$8.5 mil... Wow

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:06 PM

Rangers are all about being the definition of the word "overpayment"



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:16 PM

Holy hell.
Trade for some goalie prospects, call anaheim, why in the world give your 30 whatever goalie a 7 year contract for close to 9 mil.

Well spent, for now.
Two years from now ill say otherwise.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:24 PM

Insane overpayment.  Guy is 31 years old already.......



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:06 PM

Jimmy's 5M looks good now.

Hopefully this means they let Callahan and Girardi walk.

Love to see Callahan on Pavel and Henrik's wing.
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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:09 PM

8.5 million a year despite never leading his team to any real success. Hrmm......



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:18 PM

Ludqvist is a great goalie but as has been mentioned, he's 31 years old. Given they maxed out the term, that doesn't look like a discount on amount.



EDIT: I realized that since it's re-signing a player they could've gone to an 8 year term, but I think the point still stands.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:22 PM

King Henrik didn't have success? This guy is more often than not the only reason the NewYorkRangers are even in the mix for the playoffs. An annually Vezina nominee, the best goaltender in the world by far and probably the most beloved player they have letting him go was never an option. Thanks to the stupid CBA GMs can't get creative with contracts anymore because they are all under a regime if they don't follow suit = losing a draft pick in the first round.

 

8,5 per year is a lot but the king certainly deserves it.


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:59 PM

i was going to post this earlier but was busy... but, holy overpayment batman!

 

i mean, don't get me wrong, he's good and all but i think he's overrated and that's a lot to spend on a goalie imo.


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 05:47 PM

He deserved either term or big money not both. We have seen to many of these big long goalie contracts that turn out real bad and handcuff the team for years. 



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:00 PM

He deserved either term or big money not both. We have seen to many of these big long goalie contracts that turn out real bad and handcuff the team for years.

Anyone in particular you had in mind? :lol:
 

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:00 PM

To long, to much. The amount would be bearable for 3 maybe even 4 years, but 7 ? Maybe an outstanding goalie like Lundquist can play at this level for this long. But with a look at likewise exeptional guys guys like Hasek and Brodeur I doubt it. This deal will handcuff the Rangers for a long period of time.


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:09 PM

 

Anyone in particular you had in mind? :lol:
 

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LOL I was thinking of Ricky more then Bobby but we are splitting hairs ;)



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:14 PM

Henrik DiPietro?



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:27 PM

This makes the Rask deal look a lot better. lol


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:07 PM

With the coach they have, you do not want to commit to one goalie for so long. Hell he benched The King for their backup two games in a row.



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:56 PM

Rangers are all about being the definition of the word "overpayment"

 

Whenever critics say the Wings "bought" their teams in the early 2000s, I always point out that the Rangers always spent more and never went anywhere.  Money isn't everything.

 

That being said, this is an overpayment.  No criticism of Lundqvist, but goaltender being such an unreliable and flaky position, you have to be really desperate to give a contract like that.  Lundqvist must have had them over a barrel.  I don't think I would've given Hasek a contract like that if he were in his prime today.


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:33 PM

 
Whenever critics say the Wings "bought" their teams in the early 2000s, I always point out that the Rangers always spent more and never went anywhere.  Money isn't everything.
 
That being said, this is an overpayment.  No criticism of Lundqvist, but goaltender being such an unreliable and flaky position, you have to be really desperate to give a contract like that.  Lundqvist must have had them over a barrel.  I don't think I would've given Hasek a contract like that if he were in his prime today.


The wings just made smarter purchases, but it certainly wasn't only the free agent signings that did it.





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