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05-27-2004, 03:03 AM
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Three years tends to be a standard first pro contract, it also tends to give a team little wiggle room if a player makes it {like Ortmeyer}.

However next years team is going to be crowded if their is indeed a lockout and Lawson is realistic about his chances as a 25 year old forward with a limited upside.

You do a signing like to get some depth for your system and every once in a while you get someone who makes it {Ortmeyer} if not you get a guy who allows you to have depth at the AHL and ECHL level. Not every player you send to Hartford is going to be a top 6 forward prospect, and you need some grinders as well.

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