yeah, on second thought.....Hard disagree. He's a right shot stay at home guy with a decent shot and fairly good instincts. He's slow, but you're not asking him to play top pairing minutes or assignments. If the price is right, I'd be highly surprised if Kakanpaa isn't back. Again, don't discount the right shot part. Those are harder to find every year ... especially ones with any level of competence.
The problem I have with these combos is that they don't yield an effective shut down pairing. I think everyone knows the Slavin-Pesce pair is a bonifide NHL shutdown D combo. But we rarely see them paired together. Why? Because of Hamilton's reckless walkabouts. So if Hamilton stays here we need to find another LD to pair with him. And, as others always say LD's much easier to come by than RD's.Realistically, those two pairings (Slavin with Hamilton and Pesce with Skjei) are perfectly fine. If you're looking for something a whole lot better, you're not really finding it in the NHL. Look around a bit and tell me I'm wrong.
He may not have the hardest shot, but he's smart enough to know when to shoot to get it through for tips. Agree on Bean.The problem with Slavin as a PP QB is his shot is nothing special at the NHL level. Bean also seems really hesitant to use his. and it gets blocked when he tries..
I'll guess Svech is still going to get more than you'll be comfortable with, since you seem to have bailed on the kid.Just a year or so ago, we all assumed our boy Svech would be getting Aho money this summer. My how things have changed.
At 27 and having already shown his career peak levels, McGinn really shouldn't be pushing it too hard. I'd think he'd jump on 2 years at $3 million.2 years $3 million Brock and you will likely be able to stay. 3 years $9 million and you are not. Its really in your hands.
I think CMal had it right on a sliding scale bridge deal at 3 years...team friendly in year 1, about going-rate average in year 2 and player friendly in year 3...that would seem fair to both sides and allow Svech to settle into a sky is the limit next contract if he becomes the franchise type player that his potential has shown. I'm sure the Canes and most of us would be quite comfortable with a 3 year bridge deal but maybe the player and agent would be more comfortable with a two year bridge.I'll guess Svech is still going to get more than you'll be comfortable with, since you seem to have bailed on the kid.
If he's smart, he'll bet on himself with a bridge deal so he can go back to the well in a year or two. I'm pretty close to 100% certain he's got more to give than he showed this season.
$3 million total or $3 million AAV? If the former, that’s a 28.5% pay cut, if the latter, it’s a 43% raise. Assuming the latter, that‘s a pretty steep increase for someone who arrested a 3 year production decrease, albeit in only 37 games. He played to a 29 point full season, which would be his 2nd best season, behind the 16g, 14a 2017-18 season.2 years $3 million Brock and you will likely be able to stay. 3 years $9 million and you are not. Its really in your hands.