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04-17-2004, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by DEBASER
that sounds like a pretty fair deal. from my POV, i think we should only sign him for two years, but then again, if we don't want him during the third year, we could trade him for other assets.

but if that is the case, i'd rather we front load his contract. we have a lot of contracts coming off the books this year, so we could afford to pay him 6 mil for the first year, but if our prospects are knocking at the door, i want kovalev to be tradeable, meaning he's got to have a reasonable contract.
You know i never understood why they increase payroll as the years go up. I would go the other way around, 6 - 5 - 4.5!

This way, if production decreases year by year, then we wont complain as much because he gets payed less every year.

Am i being a smart *ss???

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