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09-14-2010, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by vipernsx View Post
I gotta think he's got a 6-8 year deal on the table now. 4 years is just too short when a 2 year deal keeps him as a RFA. He's got no arbitration rights so I'd offer him 3 deals and let him pick.
Option 1) 1 year at 2
Option 2) 2 years at 2 and 2.5
Option 3) 8 years at 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6
There's no way Staal would take #3. That only averages out to 4.375 per year. It will take more than that to get him to give up 4 UFA years.

I think a 6 year deal is more realistic, somewhere in the vicinity of 4.5 - 4.75 per year.

3, 3.75, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6 = 4.625 per year

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