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06-02-2010, 05:24 PM
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It's called potential - something the agents like to use to use to get more $ for a player. Johnson could've easily hold out and signed for the Pens for 1,5mio$ to play with his buddy Sidney. In fact there were plenty of rumors about KHL offers for Jack if I remember correctly - 4million$?.
Oh, as for the 1.4 million being a lot for an NHL 2nd pairing defensman -> ELC of top 5 picks can be worth over 3mio$ (with bonuses) nowadays.
I'm not sure but I don't think the arbitrator would ever consider 'potential' when it came to making a decision. When JJ signed the deal he only had one rookie year of experience.
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