Hughes at $8M for max term is a big deal. Good for the team so long as he continues to produce at around 0.75ppg or better. It also speaks volumes that he signed for max term at that rate. He's not a guy who has been the benefactor of ice time with amazing forwards that sees him pile up the courtesy assists, he drives offense. When Edmonton blew the defenseman pay scale out of the water by giving Nurse max term at $9.25M I thought for sure we were going to be seeing Hughes on a short term deal in hopes of cashing in bigger in a few years.....tells me that Huggie Bear wants to be in Vancouver.Vin Tanner wrote: ↑Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:47 pmHughes at 8 x 3 isn’t a good deal. If he wants three years he can take 6. Hughes at 8x8 is a gamble I’d make all day. Petey seems to desire short term. 6.75-7 x 3.Cousin Strawberry wrote: ↑Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:43 pmBut 8 for Hughes is a good deal.
Id definitely prefer to go long on petey and 3 years on Quinnith but if it means we can stop hearing about these fucking contracts and get on with actual hockey talk its well worth it for me (especially seeing as its not my millions)
Petey on the short deal though, it just gives me pause with this kid. He's a talent, no question, but he's definitely a departure from the typical Swedish stars we've had in the past, this kid is in it to win it, and that includes his bank account. Petey is definitely less team-first than his predecessors. But maybe that's a good thing for Vancouver. Keeps the heat on ownership and management to build something worthwhile.