Toronto Maple Leafs: Tomas Kaberle Nice, But Luke Schenn Nicer

January 20th, 2011 by Alex Mamalis Leave a reply »
I recently read a well-written piece by the folks, specifically Matt Bracken (AKA @tdotsports1), over at The piece analyzed what defenseman Luke Schenn could earn with his next contract, discussing term and value. The post also included few comparisons to fellow young defensemen who also recently signed their second NHL contracts. Bracken suggested roughly a $4 million salary, and despite some disagreement from the comment board, the assessment he made was quite realistic and fair. This is proven by the value Schenn has to our franchise:

Luke Schenn is one of only two first-round draft picks in the last four years; yes, FOUR years. He’s been our most technically sound defenseman this season, by far. Though often criticized last season, he’s put together solid rookie and sophomore seasons, not often seen by younger players nowadays.


Schenn has an abundance of potential and skill, both of which are recognized and valued by Burke and Co., and should he continue his solid play this season, a $4 million salary is a lock. However, Luke Schenn isn’t the only defenseman seekin ...

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