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07-09-2010, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by mullichicken25 View Post
didnt think i really needed to spell this one out but nonetheless...

his contract, although obviouslly less than what he would recieve as an UFA (due to the nature of unrestricted free agency), is worth more than i think a player of his caliber should have recieved in a restricted free agnecy situation
This isn't a RFA situation. As soon as this contract hits the 2nd year it's a UFA situation. Then a 3rd year makes it 2 UFA then the 4th year makes it 3 UFA. So if they signed him for a 3 year contract NEXT off-season isn't this about right maybe slightly less? Assuming what he might have gotten NEXT year as a UFA we didn't outbid ourselves.

Conmpare to Staal who has 4 years of RFA left.

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