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06-06-2008, 02:14 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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Yes, rather than paying a 5/6 dman Salvador $3.5 million for four years, I would rather pay a 5/6 dman [Eaton, Miller, Cullimore] 1-1.5m for one year. Maybe Salvador would be a better player, but will it be worth the extra 14 million it's going to take to get him? Not in my books.
Who would pay Bryce Salvador $3.5M when he can't do jack squat on the power play?
Besides, this was the first year Salvador really emerged as a guy who can get big ice time. He won't get a big contract unless someone pulls a Bobby Clarke (and there is no longer a GM stupid enough to do that with Waddel and JFJ out of work). Most defenseman don't really hit their peak until their early 30's, so he's in the right time-frame. Signing a one or two year deal and performing well could lead to a big payday. Ask Tom Poti.
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