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Pekka Rinne Signs Extension (2 years, $6.8 mil)
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02-24-2010, 12:34 PM
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You think he'd only sign a 2-year deal?
I don't think he's in a great bargaining position though. He can't really say, "Remember last year, when I was really good and consistent, and didn't regularly lose and re-gain the starting job? You really want to run the risk that I could do that again...in Detroit?"
A shorter deal for a little less money gives him the chance to EARN a big payday. Some Preds fans were predicting some crazy 5 year, 5 million per deal. We wouldn't give it to him, and no one would. Maybe his next contract looks like that, but I'd like to think we've learned a lesson on paying guys for "potential." We've got a few ugly contracts on our books due to that practice.
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