Free Agent Andy Sutton wants 16 million over 4 years!

UFA defensmen Andy Sutton reportedly wants a 4 year deal worth $16 million, giving him $4 million per year. While he does not deserve this amount, he will probably get it, as there will be many overpayments this offseason. Thoughts?


http://www.nypost.com/seven/06172007/sports/skating_on_thin_ice_sports_larry_brooks.htm?page=2


71 Responses to Free Agent Andy Sutton wants 16 million over 4 years!

  1. kamullia says:

    Not sure if you are just not informed or being sarcastic, but regardless: Offensive defenseman, basically. Played for the Thrashers.

  2. Neely4Life says:

    haha no he wasnt! Rask was a first round selection! and was considered a steal at the time.  He has done nothin but play solid, what the hell are you talking about??

  3. Neely4Life says:

    I think he defently has a shot.  n ot saying for sure he will, but i thinj  Rask, Price, Irving, will be solid starters in the league, maybe Montoya.  Id say the chances of him being a solid starter and a good goalie for a long time, is a lot better than him floppin out.  Do i know if hes going to be an allstar, well, no, of course not.  Do i think he will be Finlands goalie of the future, i do.  But there are too many things that can happen.  Making a statment about a goaltender not in the league is always tough, but he is the best goalie not in the NHL, better than price, pogge, guard, lebarbra, montoya.

  4. Neely4Life says:

    is this JFJ?

  5. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    I love Andy Sutton, I do, but that's way too much money.

  6. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    buy WHO? who ranked ANYONE over Montoya.

    rask has streaky numbers to say the least. He will be better than Pogge, but not a superstar.

  7. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    not even close. you think he will be better than Kipper???? his numbers are less than Toskala's in finland. He will likely end up at about his talent level. Montoya, Price and maybe labarbbra are better. Irving, man I watched that guy, he has a lot of thing he needs to fix before ever stepping foot in the NHL.

  8. Neely4Life says:

    hes not even 19 (irving) i didnt say he would be better than Kipper either, or Luongo, he has a chance to be in the group of goalies though. 

  9. lukeleim says:

    Best possible bargain UFA's 2007-2008:

    Vitaly Vishnevski 1.2-1.5 million
    Brandon Bochenski 800,000-1.1 million
    Michael Ryan 600,000-900,000
    Jeff Friesen 800,000-1 million
    Scott Walker 1.8 million-2.5 million
    Josef Vasicek 800,000-1 million
    David Tanabe 800,000-1.2 million
    Bryan Berard 1 million-1.5 million
    Patrik Stefan 1 million-1.5 million
    Todd Bertuzzi 2 million-3 million
    Mathieu Garon 1.5 million-2 million
    Martin Skoula 1.2 million-1.8 million
    Todd White 1.5 million- 2.2 million
    David Aebischer 1.2 million-1.8 million
    Paul Kariya 3.5 million-4.5 million
    Mike York 1.8 million-2.2 million
    Robert Esche 1.2 million-1.8 million
    Curtis Joseph 800,000-1.2 million
    Alexander Mogilny 650,000-1.1 million
    Jeremy Roenick 500,000-800,000
    Gary Roberts 1 million-2 million
    Mark Recchi 1.5 million-2.2 million
    Radek Dvorak 1 million-1.8 million
    Michael Peca 1.5 million-2 million
    Bates Battaglia 750,000-1 million
    Trevor Linden 600,000-1 million
    Jeff Cowan 600,000-800,000

    Worst bargain UFA's 2007-2008:
    Ryan Smyth 6 million-7 million actual worth: 5.5 million
    Chris Drury 6 million-7.2 million actual worth: 5.2 million
    Daniel Briere 6.5 million-maximum actual worth: 6 million
    Scott Gomez 6 million-7 million actual worth: 5.5 million
    Michal Handzus 3.5 million-5 million actual worth: 3 million
    Sheldon Souray 4.5 million-6 million actual worth: 4 million
    Scott Hartnell 3 million-4.5 million actual worth: 2 million
    Scott Hannan 4 million-5 million actual worth: 3 million
    Andy Sutton 3.5 million-4 million actual worth: 2.2 million
    Michael Mylander 4.5 million-5.5 million actual worth: 4 million

  10. lukeleim says:

    Vitaly Vishnevski 1.2-1.5 million
    Brandon Bochenski 800,000-1.1 million
    Michael Ryan 600,000-900,000
    Jeff Friesen 800,000-1 million
    Scott Walker 1.8 million-2.5 million
    Josef Vasicek 800,000-1 million
    David Tanabe 800,000-1.2 million
    Bryan Berard 1 million-1.5 million
    Patrik Stefan 1 million-1.5 million
    Todd Bertuzzi 2 million-3 million
    Mathieu Garon 1.5 million-2 million
    Martin Skoula 1.2 million-1.8 million
    Todd White 1.5 million- 2.2 million
    David Aebischer 1.2 million-1.8 million
    Paul Kariya 3.5 million-4.5 million
    Mike York 1.8 million-2.2 million
    Robert Esche 1.2 million-1.8 million
    Curtis Joseph 800,000-1.2 million
    Alexander Mogilny 650,000-1.1 million
    Jeremy Roenick 500,000-800,000
    Gary Roberts 1 million-2 million
    Mark Recchi 1.5 million-2.2 million
    Radek Dvorak 1 million-1.8 million
    Michael Peca 1.5 million-2 million
    Bates Battaglia 750,000-1 million
    Trevor Linden 600,000-1 million
    Jeff Cowan 600,000-800,000

    Worst bargain UFA's 2007-2008:
    Ryan Smyth 6 million-7 million actual worth: 5.5 million
    Chris Drury 6 million-7.2 million actual worth: 5.2 million
    Daniel Briere 6.5 million-maximum actual worth: 6 million
    Scott Gomez 6 million-7 million actual worth: 5.5 million
    Michal Handzus 3.5 million-5 million actual worth: 3 million
    Sheldon Souray 4.5 million-6 million actual worth: 4 million
    Scott Hartnell 3 million-4.5 million actual worth: 2 million
    Scott Hannan 4 million-5 million actual worth: 3 million
    Andy Sutton 3.5 million-4 million actual worth: 2.2 million
    Michael Nylander 4.5 million-5.5 million actual worth: 4 million

  11. flamingsenator says:

    haha…sarcasm :p

    just proving a point tho…

  12. flamingsenator says:

    dont respond to this…cuz im being a d!ck….

    but shouldnt worst bargains be changed to sumthing like potential busts

    :p

  13. Have2BeLeaf says:

    A GM and hockey professional that knows more about the sport than you.

  14. Neely4Life says:

    they obviously know tons, they traded a first round pick for a goalie who had a terrible season, and then was the worst starter in the league statistically.  Everyone that knows anything about hockey know JFJ dropped the ball trading him away for Raycroft, your arguements are becoming weak and pathetic, and your grasping at straws, its honestly pathetic, and i see your others posts, and there is no reason you should even watch hockey, let alone talk about it.

  15. Have2BeLeaf says:

    No it's Mike Milbury.

  16. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    you said he's finlands goalie of the future. Irving cant move side to side with any sort of speed. He'll be a late bloomer, and struggle mightyly in the AHL(not unlike Pogge)

  17. Neely4Life says:

    he will be their goalie of the future for Finland, Kipper is the now, and hes great.  He wont be this good till hes 50.  Might even see Rask playin backup to Kipper in Vancouver in 2010, i wouldnt put that out of the relm of possibility.

  18. CrosbyMalkin66 says:

    Fleury?!?!

  19. BruMagnus says:

    Fair enough.

    I like Hannan (obviously) or Sarich or DeVries (is he still a UFA?).

    But I think Sutton would still be an improvement over Melichar and Scuderi, but definetely not top pairing material.

  20. kamullia says:

    I understand the way you are thinking, but you are wrong again as far as the Pens, not the players. And as far as what is an improvement, it depends which way you look at it. Defensively: I think Sutton is better than Melichar in the defensive end, but not by much. However, other than at the end of the year, Scuderi is better in his own zone than both Sutton. and Melichar (even on a bad day). Offensively: Not worth comparing. Sutton is much better than either one of Melichar or Scuderi. So… overall you can say Sutton is a better player (which I think was your real intent) because he has that offensive dimension the others lack, but since defense is to me what should be important for a defenseman, I say Scuderi is superior to Sutton.

    Now, specifically to the Pens, they need upgrading in their own end as far as blue-liners are concerned. They have no real use for offensive weaponry with Gonchar and Whitney (plus Letang this year, who is not too bad in that aspect, and Goligoski very soon) already on the payroll. And what they do need, is help in their own zone, and since Scuderi is better than Sutton there, it would not be an improvement.

    I am not trying to be picky, I just truly and honestly think that the Pens picking Sutton would be a very regrettable and expensive mistake, somewhat of reminiscent of the Gill/Kubina signings in Toronto, although for different reasons.

  21. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    with Toskala out there, yeah no chance.

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