In my post or in this thread I don't think I mentioned my thoughts on him being bought out or not; with that being said, a player that comes to player every night such as Z or Pavs or even Miller, they give 110% every second, minute, and shift. Now when you look at the effort with those players versus Johan, well, it was already pointed out
those guys also get payed handsomely for it...Franzen is paid the money that a player who puts up 50+ points/year and takes a bunch of nights off will make, in fact he is paid less then most of those players would.Miller doesn't provide much offensively but he is great defensively, so he gets paid relatively well for what he provides, Z and D are the heart and soul of our team (along with helm) and they put up big points, and are always backchecking, and never take nights off, but they also make way more money then he does.
It would fare better if you compared apples to apples
Vanek - $7m/year cap hit, just as streakey, probably will get $6m/year on his next contract
Nash - $7.8 m/year cap hit, see Vanek
Hall - $6m/year cap hit, just as streaky
Thornton - $7m/year cap hit, very streaky
Kessel - Starting an 8 year $64 million deal, he has been very streaky almost every year
Ovechkin - $9.5 m/year oh boy ovechkin is the worst of the worst, he has recently started scoring a lot of goals again, but he is not engaged ever, 28 assists, that is all he gotthis year. that would be good for 4th on ourteam that barely scored this year, for the guy with the highest cap hit in the league, unacceptable.
These are all very streaky players that don't provide much when they go cold and they all make considerably more than franzen. The grass is always greener, but everyone here would copmplain just as much, if not more if we had any of those players, and considering their cap hits and productions, I will take Mule every time