Phil Kessel and his contract comparables

It appears that Phil Kessel’s is on the verge of signing an 8 year, $8M/yr contract with the Leafs so this is a good time to compare this contract to a couple other elite wingers who have signed contracts in the past year or so. Corey Perry and Zach Parise. I have also chosen to include Rick Nash in the discussion because he is a comparable goal scoring winger with…

October 1, 2013

Making a Case for Redden

Ok, let me start by stating that Wade Redden is not worth $6.5M.  He may be never was and the contract (6 years, $39M) the Rangers gave Redden was one of the worst ever handed out in NHL history.  In part because he is not worth that and in part because there is no evidence that any other team had any interest in offering anything close to that amount so…

September 29, 2010

Morris to Rangers, Moore to Buffalo

Derek Morris has been traded to New York Rangers for Dmitri Kalinin, Nigel Dawes and Prucha. Dominic Moore has been traded to Buffalo for the Carolina Hurricanes second round pick. Details to follow. Erik Christensen traded from Atlanta to Anaheim for Eric O’Dell, Anaheim’s second round pick from last year. Jay Bouwmeester has not been traded.

March 4, 2009