Deciding to kill some time and being the GM at heart that I am; I wanted to know potentially what Semin's Next Contract could be with the Capitals.
With the help of CapGeek.com i went through a lot of forwards who are currently making around 5-7 Million and in addition to there Salary's; I located current career stats and projected there Avg Points per year.
As we all can agree, Semin is a highly skilled player who can be the best or worst player on the ice on any given night. As many people have discussed his goal scoring and stick handling skills could rival Ovechkin's but his Injuries, Costly penalties, and lack of motivation have cost us games.
The List of players after the Jump:
|Player||Age||YR Signed CT||Yearly PT Proj.||TERM||Cap Hit/ Mil|
|Kristian Huselius||31||2008||65Pts||4yr/19 Mil||$4.75|
|Patrick Marleau||30||2008||70Pts||2yr/12.6 Mil||$6.30|
|Brian Gionta||30||2009||60Pts||5yr/25 Mil||$5.00|
|Sedin twins||29||2009||75Pts||5yr/30.5 Mil||$6.10|
|Mike Ribeiro||29||2008||75Pts||5yr/25 Mil||$5.00|
|Martin Havlat||28||2009||60Pts||6yr/30 Mil||$5.00|
|Mike Cammalleri||27||2009||75Pts||5yr/30 Mil||$6.00|
|Jason Spezza||26||2008||85Pts||7yr/49 Mil||$7.00|
|Jason Pominville||26||2009||70Pts||5yr/26.5 Mil||$5.30|
|Mike Richards||24||2008||70Pts||12yr/69 Mil||$5.75|
|Paul Stastny||23||2009||70Pts||5yr/33 Mil||$6.60|
|Phil Kessel||22||2009||60Pts||5yr/27 Mil||$5.40|
|Marian Gaborik/NYR*||27||2009||70Pts||5YR/37.5 mil||$7.50|
*NYR'S GM doesn't understand the price value of players and has over paid certain players(At the time for gaborik but he is looking good currently) Examples: Gomez,Redden,Drury
I know a lot more goes into figuring out how much a player should or should not receive. There Age can be a factor and RFA counts for something. With his agent coming out and saying that he wasn't taking any discounts i was wondering what could possibly be Semin's Value? Even though his agent said this, Ovechkin(best bud) play's in washington and this should have some weight in the discussions.
Based on the player i would say he has an Avg around 65PTs per Season but trending UP if he could play more games per season. In no way should they even consider paying Semin Gaborik type money and I’m sure the team would trade him in a second if he even thinks he is worth that much. Semin i believe, compares the most with Pominville, Ribeiro, Havlat, and Cammalleri.
Therefore i think the Caps should highly consider a contract in the neighborhood of 5yrs totaling 29Mil. Unlike Backstrom who will be given a long and lifetime contract like Ovechkin. You can not offer the same to Semin because having a 5 year contact is the perfect amount to keep him motivated and prevent serous long term injury problems for the team Ex: Rick Dipetro/NYI.
Anyways thats my take and fill free to discuss.