Tanguay Or Kovalev?
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10-19-2008, 07:03 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
We all know what will happen. Just like what happen with Markov / Souray / Rivet. Or with Streit.
Gainey will make decent offers to all of them. At the end of the season. Decent as in, what they are worth in the team context. Then it will be up to players to decide.
They can take the Souray / Streit route and go get (a lot) more on the open market. So be it. Some will take the Markov / A Kost route and accept.
I do not see Gainey paying a player more than he thinks that player is worth it for this team, just to keep him in the team. He will follow the Red Wings model. It is the key to have a good, lasting, team in the current cap world.
Imagine if he starts giving 6-7 million contracts to Komisarek, Kovalev or Tanguay (they might get numbers like this from the crazy GM's around the league) - it would completely ruin the team chemistry and make the next signings a lot more difficult.
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