Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Zetterberg Re-Signed 12Years/73Mil
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01-27-2009, 11:29 PM
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Claypool
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Originally Posted by blitzkriegs View Post
I love all the "steals" here. Meanwhile, NYI have a goaltender recovery from surgery in year 2 of a 15 year deal - a deal that makes him a NYI'er until he is 40.

Right now, the media/fans laugh at that deal. I hardly see how this is 'better.' Better player? sure. However, the length and term of the deal + the inherent risk of injury is the real issue here.

Good luck, but this is no steal kids.
The difference is if (when?) Zetterberg is injured, the team can continue on. Putting all that money into an unproven, injury-prone goaltender is way more risky. Z has at least "earned" his long contract.

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