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Mark Giordano wants how much?


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  1. 1. Is Mark Giordano worth 9 million plus a year?

    • Absolutely, one of the top d-men in the game
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    • no, too risky with injury history
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mLFK8fCRYkyzYnr7HYxSHjw.jpg Anyone who knows me will tell you that my secretly adopted team in the West that I absolutely love watching is the Calgary Flames. Bob Hartley has my admiration for taking lemons and making lemonade with this club, not only making the postseason but winning a round. I love the way that with only Monahan and Hudler really standing out among the forwards, he built the offense around the defense, allowing Giordano, Brodie and even Russell (!) to roam up and down the ice looking for the open man and firing at will.

 Giordano was among the short list of candidates for the Norris before he went down. His offensive skills are amazing, he puts the fear of God into anyone watching him come down ice, not sure if he will shoot or pass and his transition game, his ability to turn on a dime and get back in position is unparalleled in the game. He truly is a marvel to watch. A force with and without the puck, one of the dew I would pay top dollar to watch. The only drawback is regularly, nearly every year he is injured and misses a significant amount of time.

 

 The Flames are looking to get him locked up long term, if the initial numbers are any indication he is going to get paid. According to TSN the initial request from Giordano's camp is upward of nine million a year for a long term deal.

 Gulp.

 I don't know, I mean, I love the guy, i love the team, but nine million a year? For a long term deal to boot? No matter how good he is he is always missing 15-20 games every season, and it seems like a lot to me. No way I let him get away tho if I am the Flames, if he hit the open market this offseason, quite frankly he would probably be offered it by someone. I am just incredibly torn on my opinion of his value. I have a poll asking for opinions.

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i think the 9 million a year for however long is not good for building a team. 

 

I guess if he's the only one it can work ,  Malkin and Crosby is working out not as well as i would have thought,  Kane and Towes are about to be stripped of their secondary quality teammates... i think the cap is too low without having some nba style exemptions which i would certainly use on a player of Giordano's quality.

 

i think he'll get paid and i think he is worth the $

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It's a little high, but I still voted yes. I don't think it's a gross overpayment, and I think he's a key to the Flames' future. Had he been there through the playoff run, they possibly would have gone deeper. @yave1964 The Flames are my western conference team too, and I'd rather see them lock him up.

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It's a little high, but I still voted yes. I don't think it's a gross overpayment, and I think he's a key to the Flames' future. Had he been there through the playoff run, they possibly would have gone deeper. @yave1964 The Flames are my western conference team too, and I'd rather see them lock him up.

 

 

I see they picked up Kylington at #60 that may turn up to be a steal later....

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The Flames have to be happy today. They secured their man without paying a fortune. Considering that I said I would've paid what he asked for if needed, I'd consider this a great bargain.

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I can't believe any team hands out a long term contract to a guy who is 31 years old. Giordano is worth the money this year and maybe next...... After that who knows?

 

If I owned an NHL team I would not give out more than a 3 year deal unless your name was Gretzky or Orr....

 

Just sayin'

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I don't think Giordano can really be thrown under the bus for his age, and I'll give two reasons why.

 

First, it's not quite as hard for a defenseman to stay relevant as it is for a forward as he ages because of the nature of the positions. A defenseman can become more of the stay-at-home shutdown guy and still have a lot of value.

 

Secondly, Duncan Keith is raved about on this board as much as anyone, but he's slightly older than Giordano. I think Keith should be thought highly of. He would definitely be in my top-four defensemen in the NHL right now, but Giordano is also a top guy. Injuries and Giordano? Question away. Age and Giordano? Not so much. Both of those guys are Norris caliber defensemen when healthy.

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