Originally Posted by stevecanuck16
5 years at $29 million. More than Keith makes, which is a bit ridiculous. Seabrook is definitely a tier behind Keith, and neither of them has had a particularly good year this year.
I think the Hawks pay way too much for their top 4 compared to what they get out of them, and that contracts like these are costing the Hawks depth, and ultimately, wins.
His cap hit is higher than Keith's but Keith still makes more money (he has one of those "special" contracts that were a big topic last off-season).
I think they got him for a fair value and that plenty of other teams would have easily paid $6m per year for him, but of course because it's the most recent star/core player the Hawks have signed, we're going to be overwhelmed with "overpayment, cap hell, ect." even though this contract isn't the problem. Campbell, Hjalmarsson, and Bolland, on the other hand...