Everyone knows that big money for NHLers come from unrestriscted free agency. This is a list showing some Restricted free agents who I think should get far more money that what they are currently making. Whether that money comes from their current team or via an offer sheet only time will tell. All numbers that I will be using come from nhlnumbers.com So apologies if any are incorrect.
This kid potted 15 with 26 helpers in 68 games for the worst team in the league. Everyone I talk to says this kid is awesome, to me he looks like a bargain basement Martin St. Louis.
Current Salary $875,000
2010-2011 2-2.5 mil per
Yet another player broken by the crazy unforgiving fans of Montreal. For a former 5th overall pick his stock sure has fallen. But Im thinking in a better environment (can there be a worse one?) he can get back to his 07-08 form where he had a .920 save %
Current salary $850,000
2010-2011 2-3 mil per
"Little Joe" has been captain clutch for the Sharks these playoffs. 9 goals,6 assists,+7 and 3 GWG in 10 games. This kid is just touching his potential.
current salary=1.725 mil per.
2010-2011 =3-4mil per
Former 1st overall, 6'4 olympian D-man finally had put together a full season after being injured the last 2. He netted 10 goals and logged over 21 mins/game. This kid is only gonna get stronger with more time.
Current Salary $850,000
2010-2011 3-4.5 mil per
8goals,19 assists,+11, while logging over 23mins/game on a bad Rangers teams.
Current salary $765,000 per year
2010-2011 $ 2.5-4.5 mil per
Not a household name cause he plays in Nashville (shudders) and was drafted in the 7th round, 230th overall (Zetterberg/Datsyuk anyone?) but he scored 30 with very little help. This talented swede could be far better if Radulov comes back from the Khl like he is epected to.
Current Salary $620,000
2010-2011 3-5.5mil per
Man did the Ducks take it slow with this kid. #2 overall pick in 05 is the heir apparent to Teemu in Anaheim. 35 goals cemented this kids place with Perry and Getzlaf has the future if they can afford him. I hear Burke has an eye on him (but he has no picks to offer sheet him) I think he has the potential to score 50.
Current salary $765,00
2010-2011 3.5-5.5 per
.912 save %, 26 wins in 35 starts, 2 1st round playoff shutouts. This kid is gonna get some cash. I just dont know where it comes from. Toews,Kane,Keith all start their new deals next year and when you add those to Hossa,Campbell,Huet, and Sharp you arealready very close to the cap with several spots to fill. If I was a rival GM in need of a goalie (OTT,TB,STL,PHI,NYI,ATL) Id be lookin at this kid.
33goals,68 assists, this kid was drafted 4th overall in 06 for the sole purpose of puck distrobution. This kid might one day lead the league in points. You know the Caps wont let him get away.
Current salary $850,000
2010-2011 5.5-7.5 per
This kid has been the backbone of the Habs stretch run and playoff success. He finished the season with a .924 save% and stopped the high powered Caps in the 1st round. Not bad for a 9th round (271 overall) pick. While I would love to see the Habs lose both Price and Halak , I think they will match any offer on the young Slovakian. I think hes gonna get a truckload of money thrown at him.
Current salary $800,00
2010-2011 6-8 mil per