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About To Be Overpaid Free Agents

from Matt Larking of The Hockey News,

Just as I know I’ll drop an obscene amount of my budget on a quarterback this summer, I know we’ll see a new class of Clarksons and Stephen Weisses on the NHL market, especially with the cap rising. Here are five UFAs I expect will be vastly overpaid. I’m not saying they stink – only that they’ll earn more than they should.

1. Paul Stastny

Weiss was a 30-year-old pivot with a career high of 61 points coming off an injury shortened campaign, and Detroit still decided to pay him $4.9 million per season. Stastny, a 28-year-old pivot, has topped the 70-point mark three times, is relatively healthy and lit it up with 10 points in seven playoff games this spring. After a subpar 2012-13, it seemed preposterous that he’d match the $6.6-million average annual value of his expiring deal. A year later, he could find $7 million on the open market. Enough teams are desperate at his position that we should see a bidding war. He’s a No. 2 center about to earn No. 1 money. Stastny is solid, but he’s not that good.

read on for the other four players...

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Primis's avatar

I’m sorry, I trailed off when the author claimed Stastny is or has been more healthy than Stephen Weiss…

Posted by Primis on 06/21/14 at 05:11 PM ET

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Posted by Primis on 06/21/14 at 05:11 PM ET

Sorry, are you implying that Stastny isn’t more healthy than Weiss?

Posted by Garth on 06/21/14 at 07:05 PM ET

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