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01-19-2010, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by braindead View Post
+1 on every point. For all my gripes on KK this year, this is a great signing for the Preds. We need to lock in someone that has some experience and can eat up some minutes at a cheap price. We paid Greg DeVries $2.5M (granted, when we had to pay to attract someone to our circus). Greg Zanon got 3 years at 1.9M. We have a very young base coming up with Franson, Sulzer, Blum and Josi. KK still has upside, still will have trade value at that price and, most importantly, has to be better once Hamhuis is gone.

In fact, a conspiracy nut would say that Trotz has played the pairing to drive down the price of this contract-- look for the pairing to change now. In fact, maybe this sets the benchmark for Hammer at about $1.4M????
If the Preds consider a pay cut for Hammer he's gone so you might as well trade him.

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