Blues sign Steve Bernier to an offer sheet; Canucks Match
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07-08-2008, 06:12 PM
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I was thinking something along the lines of 3 years $7.5mil for Bernier this summer. Maybe I'm in the minority but I think Bernier will score 30 goals next year. So now with presumably an increased cap you're looking at $4-4.5mil. This could potentially hurt us pretty bad.
It might hurt a bit but that's sort of a good problem to have. I think a GM would much rather have players that are earning contracts and increasing their worth from contract to contract rather than a dead weight not earning the money. Sure it would be better to have him signed at $2.5 mil for mulitple years and he scores 30 goals this year with the twins but the current scenario isn't exactly "bad".
ON the flip side if Bernier comes into camp fat and lazy a one year deal is a good thing.
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