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05-08-2008, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by RCGP View Post
Its nice to sign all these guys, but it worries me when they are getting done before the guys that could re-enter.
Well, for all the concern I have, that's something I wouldn't worry about. They're getting done because there's not a lot of pressure Beaverson was eligible to go back in the draft, but wasn't a standout in college so he didn't have much to bargain with and was lucky to get a deal. Kreps only needed a qualifying offer and then Martin had all year to get him signed if he wanted. Belak wanted to stay in Florida and Martin wanted him, so a deal got hammered out there. Ellerby is ready to go pro but can't re-enter the draft yet, so there wasn't much to bargain with to get a big deal there, either - especially after he struggled in juniors this season.

These are simply the easier deals getting done first - I'm certain Martin and his staff are busy negotiating every priority contract to some extent simultaneously.

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