MissouriMook wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:14 am
Dave's a mess wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:58 pm
BluesSK wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:21 pm
His deal with the Rangers wasn't chicken feed.
No it wasn't, but it he left about $23 million on the table.
I'm not sure that's entirely accurate. The rumored deal with Edmonton was for $49M over 7 years if he waived his NTC to go there, but he was never going to do that. I'm not aware of any such deal with Tampa, so I'm not so sure you can honestly say he "left money on the table" for a deal he was not going to consider.
This is from Sportsnet the day before free agency opened that year:
Age on July 1, 2017: 28
2016-17 salary cap hit: $4.25 million
Bargaining chips: U.S. Olympian. A top-four D-man on one of the league’s best blue lines. Power-play beast. Good for about 50 points if healthy.
The latest: NHL teams salivate over puck-moving defencemen under the age of 30, so expect Shattenkirk to knock his next contract out of the park. Think Keith Yandle’s seven-year, $44.45-million pact signed with the Panthers last year.
He left a lot of money on the table. Maybe he doesn't care, but he'd be one of the very few to take a discount over and over.