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07-31-2008, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Forechecker View Post
So Leclaire signed a three year $11.4MM deal. Is anyone else surprised at the low dollar amount of this deal? Or the shortness of it? It is so out of whack with other top goaltenders in the league, and I do believe Leclaire will continue to be a top 10 goaltender.

I thought the numbers would be north of $4MM, if not $5MM, and a MUCH longer deal. Interesting strategy on both sides.
sweetheart deal for both sides and I think it was the correct strategy. Keep goaltending costs low so you have cap space to spend on supporting players. W/o good players in front your goalie will not be as effective. W/ better players in front a goalie is more likely to overperform. Wish we could've gotten a sweetheart deal like that and by sweetheart i mean a deal for $5mm not $6.75.

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