Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Zetterberg Re-Signed 12Years/73Mil
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01-27-2009, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Claypool View Post
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.
DP was not injury prone when he signed the contract. unproven, yes.

Argue want you want about the difference - relevant or not - but a 12yr contract for ANY player is just as absurd as NYI's 15 yr deal that has essentially paved the way for long term deals.

of course, no team will go that far for PC reasons of being compared to the DP deal. Smart in that respect, but most of these superterm deals are pretty dumb.

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