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06-01-2010, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Herby View Post
The days of guys coming in and learning the ropes for a couple of years are over, look at two of the names mentioned, Backstrom and Getzlaf. By the time these guys entry level deals were over they were both core players, both stars, arguably in Backstrom's case a superstar. Or how about Crosby, his third year in the league he lead the Pens to the Finals, is he supposed to sign for some kind of second tier contract as the face of the league?
You don't think that Leetch, Selanne and Yzerman were superstars after their first few years in the league?



Selanne scored 76 goals as a rookie and didn't get a huge raise like Backstrom & Kopitar:

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