I'm sorry... I must have misheard. You must be mistaken. 4.3 million cap hit for Savard? The guy is capable of 90 points and he cost less against the cap than Horcoff?
I would like to take this opportunity to let all elite center men know that Calgary would like to sign you for the amazing high salary of 5 million a year. Hell... we'll give you 5.5 million, as long as you get 90 points every year, are an elite passer, and good for at least a point per game in the season you get injured.
We have Jokinen right now. He going along at .77 points per game right now which is respectable however his 5.25 million a year is highly inflated given that Savard just signed for 4.3.
Langkow is a great 2nd line center, I love the way he plays, his skill, his vision, his grittiness but for 4.5 million?? We could have signed Savard!!! Do you think Boston will trade him here for Langkow?
Let's compare Savard to some other #1 centers in the league:
Horcoff - 5.5. million...ouch.
Jokinen- 5.25 million
Gomez- 7.3 million
Thornton- 7.2 million
H. Sedin- 6.1 million
Lecavalier- 7.3 million approx.
Crosby- 8.7 mil
Malkin- 8.7 mil
Datsyuk- 6.7 million
Getzlaf- 5.325 million
Of all of the above centers only 4 had more points than Savard last year... they are the last 4.
Savard has a bad agent.