Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/19/13 at 02:38 PM ET
from Bruce Dowbiggin at the Globe and Mail,
In short, there are no bargoons out there for talent as teams lock up everyone with a pulse. The inevitable result of the spending is repenting in misery over contracts that are virtually immovable in today’s market where clubs will be forced down to a $64.3 million salary cap next fall.
The following players have real value as players but a price tag that would scare off even Georges St. Pierre. Call them the sin in haste, repent at leisure contracts.
Brian Campbell, Florida ($7.1-million cap hit till 2016)
There are many teams who covet the slick defenceman now rotting on the Florida Panthers’ beach. With passing D men for the power play the scarcest commodity to uncover in the NHL, Campbell could make a team a Cup contender. But who wants this salary anchor? Only the brave will venture here. Besides, GM Dale Tallon needs Campbell’s contract to reach the salary floor.
Jay Bouwmeester, Calgary ($6.63-million cap hit till 2014)
The man who has never played in the postseason in either the NHL or CHL has played better this year. He is a minute muncher. But for a defenceman to carry that salary he has to be a power play producer. In Calgary, at least, JayBo has fizzled on the scoring side.
read on for more...
Add a Comment
Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.
Most Recent Blog Posts
About Kukla's Korner Hockey
Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.
From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.
Email Paul anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org