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09-14-2010, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by vipernsx View Post
Does he really expect to make more than 5-6 mil per as a UFA even in 3-4 years? That's pretty steep. Komisarek, Volchenkov and Hamhuis didn't even command that much. As a player without arbitration rights, he can choose to take the shorter deals for less money then go to arbitration next year, get the raise then go UFA and get Hamhuis money and he still won't get a deal that's much more lucrative in total money.
Let's not forget that Staal has two brothers who've both won it all. This may not only be about money--this may be about having the option (especially if the Rangers don't improve markedly in the next 3-4 years) to play with one of them.

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