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07-14-2008, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by TomLaidlaw View Post
I hear what your saying Viper. I am all for giving guys chances and hoping they exceed your expectations. My concern is that 6.5 mill for 6 Years isn't a contract you give out to someone you "hope" works out. You wanna give a player a 1 year deal worth 5 mill and hope he regains his previous form that is fine. Commiting to a player for 6 years at that price however is a pretty significant risk. The term of the contract is really what concerns me more than anything.
I agree the term is a year too long, but in 6 years the cap will be a lot higher and this won't hurt as much. And if Redden didn't have question marks, he would have been a LOT more expensive. I for one believe a guy like Redden will fit in well with the team culture, and he will make Staal a better player over time as well.

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