Well good on them. Keep it up there boys!
WOW! It's just amazing that at this cap era, players can get deals like these. They deserve it, but wow.
their deals will definitely impact negotiations with Kopitar...sigh
Cornell Hockey - LETS GO RED!
at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.
Can't wait to see Patrick Sharp somewhere, anywhere else.
I can't imagine they will get anywhere near 12 million each a year, but doesn't hurt to ask for it, and apparently ask for it via the media.
Truth be told, you start high, and end up negotiating to the figure you thought was reasonable in the first place. Wouldn't be shocked if they hit ten million each, but in this salary cap era, it is just insanity to have that much tied up in two players. Even those two players. Without a supporting cast, and a good one, they won't win anything anytime soon.
I'm glad I'm not a Chicago fan.