May 16, 2019
Toronto Maple Leafs
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>KileDoobis</b></div><div>I'm not saying Freddie is bad, he's no doubt been the MVP for the past few seasons. But we can't afford to give him a long term contract that we'll regret. My guess is he'd ask for something around 7.5-8 mil for 4-5 years, and that too much for the Leafs cap situation. Some have suggested that perhaps Campbell could be a starter, or work in a tandem with another cheap tendy. I just don't think that a long contract for Freddie would be a good decision.</div></div>
If Freddie asks for that he becomes the fifth highest paid goaltender in the NHL. He's not going to get that, no team gives that to him. The Leafs are smart and see what happens when you pay a goalie big money. Of the teams with top-10 goalie cap hits, only three are going to the playoffs this year. Like I said, I don't expect Freddie to get a big raise, if he gets one at all. Fred is currently 14th on this list, and of the top 15, only 4 are making the playoffs (Vegas is on the list twice because of Lehner). Paying goalies is the way to lose, not win.