Stars GM for V3
Joined: Mar 2017
The only thing I can figure with Reaves, is that he must be a hell of a good locker room guy, because he certainly isn't worth that kind of money on the ice. You just don't pay close to $3M for a guy that averages under 10 minutes of ice time a game. He must be the guy everyone goes to for peer counseling and one hell of a company yes man.
I mean, if he had a career year and was getting more playing time on a regular basis, I could maybe see a bit of a raise, but this is about a 150% raise when he arguably had a bad year (by his own standards).
Sure. Vegas has the cap space to burn, and maybe they want to put players on notice that they are willing to fork it out for free agents, but they went overboard. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
I have a hard time believing they couldn't have gotten him to agree for $2M or less AAV.