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Do you think Salo was underpaid last year?

Do you think Salo was underpaid last year?  

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  1. 1. Do you think Salo was underpaid last year?

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Do you think Salo was underpaid last year?

opinions/suggestions/thoughts please :)

EDIT: IMO i think he should have at least earned about 2.5 mil last year

EDIT: he was paid 1.8 mil last year

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How much was he paid? You should put that in the OP

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Salo made two million dollars last year and was top 4,leading all d men in (PP goals) scoring while only playing in 69 games.

Considering he has been $$ hosed the last two years,while carrying the team in the post season with his play and production I still think Gillis is cutting corners on LONG TIME Canucks like Salo and Burr,while lavishing Canuck nobodies like Sundin.

Reward your historical heart n soul guys like Sami.Don't discard them for a half a million bucks.

Gilis fail.

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Defencemen are earning more and more money lately, so based on how he played last season he deserved 3 million.

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Dude he was making up for an injury plagued season. He's getting older and slowing down considerably. Not a PP force like heused to be. His choice to go elsewhere for more $$$. Wish him the best.

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Salo made two million dollars last year and was top 4,leading all d men in scoring while only playing in 69 games.

Considering he has been $$ hosed the last two years,while carrying the team in the post season with his play and production I still think Gillis is cutting corners on LONG TIME Canucks like Salo and Burr,while lavishing Canuck nobodies like Sundin.

Reward your historical heart n soul guys like Sami.Don't discard them for a half a million bucks.

Gilis fail.

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Players mostly take paycuts to play on championship contending teams. Salos refusal to sign here is a sign that he doesn't think the team is a true contender.

I think expecting players to take paycuts to play on a winner can't work for the canucks right now. They gotta work with what they have and build championship swagger. But Lu's meltdowns and sheltering, trading away pure offensive players, lack of young player development, cutting raymonds salary rather than trading him and the first round exit don't inspire confidence.

If a player is signing to win, objectively I don't think the Canucks are on top. I think they do have to shake up the core and move at least one piece to get an elite forward and defenseman or else they're a good but not great team. The alternative is better coaching which is being sheltered right now by management.

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Although he is by far one of the most dedicated Canucks and I will always be a big fan of his, I don't think we did a disservice to him by not matching his offers elsewhere. If he wants more money, and that is not something the team can afford given all of the factors that go into making such a complex decision, then it's better to part ways in the interest of both parties. Good luck to Salo. I hope that Tampa treats you well and takes into consideration that you need a day off here and there.

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He wasn't underpaid, as much as everyone else was overpaid.

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Yes. Top-4 d-men, esp. veteran ones, make more than $2mil.

Tampa had a hole on their defense. Can't blame them for giving Salo real top-4 money to man their pp.

That being said, while it'll be odd to see him in a TB jersey, it's been a good run for Sami as a Canuck.

TOML

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It was known that he took a large discount... He even admitted it.. I guess he felt that he didn't earn his past contract due to all the injuries and wanted to give back.. Plus our team had cap issues and it was needed if he wanted to stay..

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Considering how shaky we were when he wasn't in the team, definitely underpaid. But at the end of the day it is the player's idea of his own worth that counts.

I think Sami found an environment where he was loved and appreciated and he paid to stay here.........that was good for us.

At the end of this season I think he saw the writing on the wall as his career drew to a close and decided to increase his retirement fund while his stock was high..............I also think Tampa will win a SC before we do, and I think Sami will be part of that. Good luck to him.

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