Thursday, July 27, 2006

Tallinder's new deal

I think these figures have been reported in the Buffalo media for Henrik Tallinder's new deal, but just to get them out there even further, here is a year-by-year breakdown of his four-year, $10.25-million contract.

First year: 1.6-million
Second year: 2.5-million
Third year: 2.9-million
Fourth year: 3.2-million

Along with the deal Jason Pominville signed today ($800,000, $925,000, $1.375-million), you can really see what the Sabres are doing here and one wonders if the back-loaded contracts are a way for them to get production out of their players now and think about dealing them later. (Normally contracts are structured like this, but Tallinder's is an extreme example — rarely do you see players double their salary over the term of the deal.)

Just a thought.

I think this guy is on to something; now he just needs the terms of Tallinder's deal in there for the Sabres.

4 Comments:

At 2:50 PM, July 27, 2006, Anonymous rajeev said...

this is incredibly interesting. if i was a big market team gm (sadly i am not), i would do the exact opposite to attract ufas and keep rfas. i would offer them heavily front loaded contracts so as to actually be paying them more money (when you consider the present value of money) than the actual cap hit. you saw the devils due this a bit with the elias deal (which pays him 7.5 this year but the cap his is only 6). obviously the sabres are in a different situation and are probably more concerned with actual dollaras than cap dollars.

it's funny, pothier gets less for same years than tallinder, but if you factor the present value of money, pothier actually probably makes more over the course of the deal. amazing, shows you how inflated the market was for pothier and what kind of steal the sabres are getting w tallinder. tallinder was dominant last year. he probably made 2 mistakes all year, one of which was breaking his arm.

 
At 2:51 PM, July 27, 2006, Anonymous rajeev said...

this is incredibly interesting. if i was a big market team gm (sadly i am not), i would do the exact opposite to attract ufas and keep rfas. i would offer them heavily front loaded contracts so as to actually be paying them more money (when you consider the present value of money) than the actual cap hit. you saw the devils due this a bit with the elias deal (which pays him 7.5 this year but the cap his is only 6). obviously the sabres are in a different situation and are probably more concerned with actual dollaras than cap dollars.

it's funny, pothier gets less for same years than tallinder, but if you factor the present value of money, pothier actually probably makes more over the course of the deal. amazing, shows you how inflated the market was for pothier and what kind of steal the sabres are getting w tallinder. tallinder was dominant last year. he probably made 2 mistakes all year, one of which was breaking his arm.

 
At 9:13 PM, July 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only is he saving himself some big dollars in Buffalo, he shouldn't be damaging these players' trade value too much. There will be lots of teams in a couple years with boatloads of cash but short on cap space. These teams should have no problem paying these guys bigger dollars if their cap hit is lower.

Ian

 
At 10:04 AM, July 28, 2006, Anonymous rajeev said...

very very true.

 

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