Saturday, August 25, 2007

New Trend: Proven Skill and Youth Valued over Marginal Competence and Age!

Last night Lowetide put up a great post regarding the glut of older Free Agents still available. With young guys in the system able to do similar work at lower salaries, mid level players are finding it hard to either get work, or swallow enough pride to take massive pay cuts.

Matheson this morning:

Consequently Peca, who made $3.99 million with the Edmonton Oilers in 2005-06 and $2.5 million last season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, will make half that in Columbus.

Mirtle has been nerding out on the numbers for the past few weeks, but has upped his passion the past couple days, spreadsheeting and graphing and analyzing and opinionating.

So, are we getting Mike Johnson after all?

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