by Ron Spence
How much money do you want, Daniel?
How much money do you need, Henrik?
When you return to Sweden – six or seven years from now – how big a portfolio do you want?
The Leafs are supposedly going to offer you as high as $7 million per year.
“The Leafs are probably willing to hit the salary target unless it goes over $7 million per,” writes Damien Cox, “but they would be likely unwilling to do anything longer than six years per twin.
The Canucks should go as high as $6 mill.
“If the Canucks could nudge their offer to $6 million annually, they’d probably have a deal,” writes Iain MacIntyre.
Do you need to go where the best money is?
Hockey Zone Plus tells us that each of you have made $12,090,000 so far.
If you sign with the Leafs for that extra $1 million a year, you will have earned almost $61 million by the time that you retire – after say another seven seasons – when you’re 36 years old.
If you accept the Canucks’ offer you will have made nearly $54 million over a similar period of time.
Is that extra $7 million – or 13% that important? Good investments can make up that extra percentage for you.
And there’s a downside to signing with the Leafs.
You’ll be playing short seasons and have an extra month or two – every year – to spend that money in. What with wives, kids and all, you’ll go in the hole….
Sign with the Canucks, Daniel. It’s the best thing for you to do.