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Old 06-17-2017, 11:55 AM   #1
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$5.7 mil per for the next two years for Mike Smith. Doesn't sound like Chad Johnson is interested in backup goalie $. UFA July 1.
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:56 AM   #2
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Well I'm sure he would like more money. I can't see anyone paying him though
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:56 AM   #3
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Good for Chad Johnson......but on what team would he be a starting goalie? He's a backup.
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Maybe he should start playing like a starter then no?
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:00 PM   #6
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Personally, I want that Russell Westbrook money.
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:01 PM   #7
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I'm going to the other way with this and say I will gladly take back up goalie money.
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:07 PM   #8
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Good for Chad Johnson......but on what team would he be a starting goalie? He's a backup.
Arizona perhaps?
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:11 PM   #9
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I'm going to the other way with this and say I will gladly take back up goalie money.
I've always dreamed of being a passenger on a Championship team. I'll take my pay and my ring for opening the door on the bench.
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No reason to not have one of Gillies/Rittich backing up Smith full time once the season starts - hell, you can technically use both as the backup and rotate them through Stockton to get their reps in if you wanted... I liked what I saw from Gillies in limited action. I'd like to see more.
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No reason to not have one of Gillies/Rittich backing up Smith full time once the season starts - hell, you can technically use both as the backup and rotate them through Stockton to get their reps in if you wanted... I liked what I saw from Gillies in limited action. I'd like to see more.
Smith is a great guy to shelter someone behind too, if they did indeed want to go this route
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Aim higher. Give me that Bryce Harper money. Supposed to be like $450 million on his next contract.

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Johnson is a back up enough said. If PHX signs him to be a starter well that is just a waste of resources.
If they sign him as back up money it is a good addition he will give them what they need as a back up role. Not more.
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Old 06-17-2017, 02:05 PM   #16
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So what's the threshold above which, a salary is no longer "backup goalie $"?
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Dont tell me you wouldnt do it if you could.

Thats the sweet spot, backup goalie on a strong team...thats the dream.

Despite that though, I dont really understand this from Johnson's perspective. He is what he is, hes a solid backup who can buy you wins while your starter rests.

Its what hes been for his whole career so I dont really know why he'd think his career trajectory has all of a sudden skyrocketed.

Good luck to him, and hey, maybe it'll happen, but also maybe at his age with his career he just wants a long-term contract and make some cash.
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I'd rather Smith tutor Gillies. Similar sized goalies with solid fundamentals. Perhaps Smith can ramp up Gillies athleticism through sharing his workout regimen.
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He wants less? Great!
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Usually the first step in order to get #1 money is to first become a #1 goalie. With Smith injury concerns they need a veteran backup for at least this season.
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