Talk is swirling gently in the breeze that Carey Price and his agent have a figure of three million dollars stuck in their brains and don’t feel like signing for less.
I hope he gets it. But he’d better earn it if he does. Employers aren’t all that crazy about giving raises to employees who don’t deserve it.
So far, Price hasn’t deserved a raise. He’s made $850,000 in base salary in each of the past three years with bonuses bringing things to 2.2 million per. And for these millions, the young goaltender remains unproven, with a resume of 134 games played with the Habs, racking up a very ordinary 69 wins, 48 losses, and 18 overtime losses along with a very mediocre 2.73 goals against average.
But he wants a raise and will get a raise, even though he might have to hold a gun to the team’s head for this to happen.
All I’m saying is, if he earns three million a year, he’d better play like a three million a year goaltender.
That’s all the team and its fans are asking of him.