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2010 NHL Free Agency: Manny Malhotra signs with Vancouver Canucks

Jul 1, 2010, 1:57 PM EDT

Malhotra.jpgManny Malhotra is getting one heck of a raise, thanks to the Vancouver Canucks.

After making $700,000 last season with the San Jose Sharks, Malhotra has signed a three-year contract worth $2.5 million per season with the Canucks, with a no-trade clause thrown in for good measure.

Apparently the going rate this summer for mediocre 10-20 goal scorers is in the range of $2 to $3 million per season.

Malhotra did have the best season of his career last year with San Jose, with 14 goals and a career-high plus-17 rating in 71 games. So, I guess you could say he was due a raise.

  1. Carlh - Jul 1, 2010 at 8:30 PM

    Um, do you realize that he was brought in to be a 3rd line center and win key defensive face offs while provided a key defensive role? Why the fuck are you talking about his goal totals, you douche?

  2. Danny Duberstein - Jul 1, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    Malhotra is a defensive forward, his offense in the past two seasons has been a result of lack of depth putting him on Columbus’s top line and SJ’s second line briefly.
    Dude can SKATE like crazy and line up at all three positions. He won draws at a 5/8 rate last year, over 60%.
    Try watching a game before commenting, especially if you are going to blast a guy. This, Ballard and Hamhuis are big pickups for Vancouver when you consider that they were nearly done in by poor penalty killing against LA (Malhotra will be a top unit guy, Hamhuis can be) and by lack of defensive depth against Chicago (they get two 20-minute DMen and Malhotra’s skating ability means he can play almost ANY position, similar to Feds or Kapanen in that regard).

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