Hamhuis' Vancouver contract would be worth a shade under $6.3M next season. Do you think Myers or Gardiner go for that?ESQ wrote: ↑Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:11 amThe Campbell $7.142mil contract was 12.5% of the cap at the time, and would be a $10+mil cap hit today.Island Nucklehead wrote: ↑Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:37 pmSo we're looking at EK, Gardiner, Strahlman, and Myers. That's an incredibly thin group, and aside from EK, I don't think any of those players is worth $7M, nor are they the caliber of player Brian Campbell was when he signed his big-time deal at 29 (coming off a 62 point season and averaging 50 for the previous couple seasons).
A $7mil contract today was a $4.5 million cap hit in 2008. So Myers for $7mil is roughly comparable to Hamhuis' signing, and that's all you need to expect from a $7 mil ufa Dman.
Campbell was signed when Keith, Seabrook, Kane, Toews, Byfuglien were all making under a million each. He was key to their first Cup, then was traded to make room and subsequent cup runs. I really don't think any of the UFA d this year would ever be immovable /boat anchors - hell, Phaneuf has been traded twice!
Campbell played 23min/night with Chicago when he was dumped to Florida for Rusty Olesz (who gave the Hawks 6 games and 0 points). In his first season in Florida he played more than any dman in the NHL and had 50 points. So sure, almost any contract is moveable. The Senators continue to pay Phaneuf $1.7M per season.
Myers will be 30 next season, and hasn't had a 40 point campaign since he was 19. So yeah, we could give him $7.5-8M per season with term, then when the cap crunch hits in 3 years, pay him $2M per season to play for someone else. I'd rather not, but it's an option.