his cap his is 7.5 yes, his salary is 12, he has one of them there front loaded contracts. He is being overpayed, like so many complain Franzen is, and mention how his cap hit is too long and all that jazz. I am not here to debate Suter's contract though, I used it as reference, and you ignored all the other players I mentioned anyways. Niskanen will be vastly overpayed, it is almost guaranteed. id put $100 on it he will be getting at least $6 million for at least 5 years
It's the cap era, nobody gives a s*** about his actual salary. It's Mike Illitch's money, not ours. Cap hit is all that matters, not salary and you know that. Again, you're just using that figure to try and win an argument. As for the rest...
David Clarkson got a 2.6 million dollar raise.
Clowe, 1.2 million dollar raise.
Bickell, 3.5 (coming off entry level contract)
Perry, 3.3 (elite player and Hart trophy winner)
Parise, 1.5 million dollar raise
Letang, 3.7 million
Phaneuf, .5 million
These are the biggest overpayments you can think of off the top of you head and they're still not nearly as big as the 4.7 million dollar raise you're saying Niskanen will get. If you're so sure he's going to get so hugely overpaid, or at least more overpaid than your list here, I just want to know why? What's so much more extreme about this year than all those you mentioned here? Remember, the Parise/Suter UFA class was weak too and they don't get a 300% markup on their contracts.
Edited by kipwinger, 02 June 2014 - 08:39 PM.