Nov 1, 2016
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Hockeygoalie53</b></div><div>I don't see Barzal getting 11m AAV. Probably more in the 8-10m AAV range over 8 years. In fact, I can see them settling on 8yrs 72m (9m AAV), which would be fair. Unless he really breaks out and breaks the 90-100 point mark, I can't see him getting more than 10m.
As for Pulock and Toews, AAV is about right, but years are too low for both. Toews should get a Girard type deal, 7yrs 5m AAV (hopefully 8 years though to get him locked up). Pulock I can see getting a Trouba type deal, but less AAV... so maybe 8 years and 6-6.5m AAV.
Lou has already said he envisions Barzal getting term and AAV, while Pulock and Toews would get more years than AAV.
Also, I see no reason for the Granlund signing. Honestly, if he keeps producing as is, I'd rather just re-sign Brassard for 2 more years to be a winger. This also assumes Ladd being on LTIR, which, unfortunately, can't be assumed right now since he's actually playing.</div></div>
Barzal- Agree, 10-11 is to much. I think Aho should be used as the template for Barzal's contract, 8.5X5, or 9X7.
Pulock- I know he is our #1 and right now playing great D, but if his points total do not increase may be able to get him cheaper. I think 6x6 for him.
Toews- I think that is spot on, 5m at either 7 or 8 years.
Agreed on not signing Granlund, he is a good player but Brassard just fits this roster well right now and you can see how good he, Beau and Nelson are together.
The concern is the wasted cap right now:
Hickey- Can he be moved at full salary, or become the 7 next year if Leddy is moved.
Ladd- Is he going to be OK playing in the AHL, look to retire, etc.
Leo- He is just back from his illness but already getting scratched, and it looks like Martin is back tonight.
That is $11m ($8.85 with Ladd and Hickey in minors) in dead space for 3 years.