Originally Posted by Sam1410
Man, that is a lot of money for a guy that is 31 and will be 38 when the contract ends.....
Tampa isn't afraid to throw huge salaries at guys as Richards knows, but I don't see Boyle getting more than Phaneuf, Rafalski, Pronger, and just a little under Neidermayer.
He's a good D and helped them win the cup, but $6.67 million is a lot for a guy that isn't an allstar fixture IMO.
I agree 100% but it just shows how sh*tty today's defensman are. Totally lacking in skills and being all around players. Boyle is a number 2 defensman at best and has some skills but is not 25 and that is a lot of dough! With so few decent defenseman around, he was in the drivers seat!
It's like pitching in baseball, win 12 games and you can make 12 million a year! Is it ridiculous, sure it is but supply is lacking and bring me the green!
Good for Boyle!