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08-14-2009, 03:53 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
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Originally Posted by
Little Bunny Foo Foo
I remember reading it. It wasn't an interview with Kopitar. Maybe one that was translated.
It mentioned that Kopitar was offered 2 contracts and he took the longer of the two. IIRC the other contract was 4 or 5 years
Yup. It was the Slovenian interview posted on LGK. I remember it too.
Dean clearly didn't want to undercut Kopitar, but I feel this is because he knew at one point or another Kopitar was going to be the highest paid King. I think Dean just preferred to have that happen now and lock him up for as long as possible, instead of trying to get a cheaper deal for 2-4 years and have to go through this again sooner than later, when Kopitar will likely be worth every penny.
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