Pekka Rinne: 7 Reasons He Is Worth $7 Million a Year

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Pekka Rinne: 7 Reasons He Is Worth $7 Million a Year
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When the Nashville Predators extended their star goaltender for another seven years, instant criticism arose wondering whether Pekka Rinne was really worth such a lucrative deal. 

After such big goalie contracts as the insane Rick DiPietro deal and the more recent and rather large Ilya Bryzgalov signing, critics are wary to praise signing a goalie for a long-term deal, regardless of their skill level. 

The fact of the matter is that even though his team may fly under the radar and not be in a big-time hockey market like Toronto or Detroit, Pekka Rinne has still proven himself to be an elite goaltender in the NHL

I believe that Rinne is worth every dollar that he is going to earn in this new contract, and I can prove why. 

Let's break it down. 

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