It appears as though the Kings got something of a bargain with goalie
Quick, the playoff MVP in the Kings’ run to the
On Wednesday, the Stanley Cup finalist
So if this is the going rate for goalies making the Cup final, then the Kings are looking fairly shrewd.
Rask’s cap hit of $7 million makes him the league’s highest-paid goalie, tying him with
For the sake of more comparison, another goalie contract is worth noting:
Rask's deal runs through the 2020-21 season. The gamble of signing a one-year deal worth $3.5 million a little more than a year ago paid off for the 26-year-old Rask, who is four years younger than his Finnish countryman Rinne.
With a combined cap hit of $14 million, the two goalies will certainly enhance the Finnish national economy.
Meanwhile, a handful of Kings elected for salary arbitration. The four restricted free agents doing so were defensemen
But just because they elected for arbitration does not mean all cases will go forward. Otherwise Kings executive Jeff Solomon would be busy every waking moment the rest of this month and into August.
With the pressure of a scheduled arbitration, deals have been known to get completed just before the start of a hearing. The