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Kopitar Signs SEVEN YEAR, $47.6 million ($6.8MM/yr) Contract Extension!
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10-11-2008, 12:23 PM
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At this point we have no idea how much the contract is for.....If Kopitar is making less than $5 million/year he is getting hosed and the portrayal of AEG as cheap will continue.
Who cares what anyone else thinks is cheap.... it's what the player who AGREED to the contract thinks and as you and I agree, there are a lot of other factors right now.
As far as potential UFA perceptions of the Kings goes, don't think for a minute a guy won't come to LA because he thinks they're "cheap" if they have:
a) the best young core in the NHL (check)
b) the most cap space (check)
c) a proven winning coach who doesn't crack a whip in the traditional sense (check)
d) arguably the best city-living/lifestyle in the whole league. (check)
Plus, like I said, this country is on the precipice of going into the worst financial tailspin it's been in in 80 years. It's very possible $4.25 mil will be huge money in two years. However my guess is, he's signed for more than that. We'll see. no matter what it is, he agreed to it, and I doubt if it's shorter than a 3-year deal.
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