Thread: Dupuis
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09-30-2003, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Bookman
I for one think Dupuis, or likely Walsh, has a lot of nerve asking for a major raise after one 20 goal season. I like Dupuis, and think he's a good player, but I haven't seen enough to merit a holdout. Several million over 4 years sounds pretty good to me, and about right for a guy that may never score more than he did last season.
The problem I have is that the Wild want to argue that he has only put together one good season, but the want to lock him up long term. To me, that is trying to have it both ways. If you are going to use the argument "he may never score more" then sign him for 1-2 years and let him prove himself. Dupuis has been reported as willing to sign for 1 year - $1M. If that is seen as too much for the Wild (personally I think it is in the area) then offer him somewhere in the neighborhood of $800K for one year.

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