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06-15-2010, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by johnjm22 View Post
Marleau never scored more than 57 points until Joe Thornton became a Shark. He also has a tendency to go on long scoring droughts.

You think signing a guy like that, to a long 7M+ per year contract isn't risky?

Kovalchuk at 8M is the less risky option IMO.
Marleau isn't going to come here with a cap hit of more than $6M or he won't be here.

There is a ton of risk with Kovalchuk at $8M

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