: Confirmed with Link:
Staal agrees to terms. 5 years, $3.975M per year
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09-15-2010, 07:11 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
To the two or three guys actually complaining about the years you need to do a much better job of putting things in perspective.
Sidney crosby got 5 years.
Malkin got 5 years.
Bobby ryan just got 5 years.
"Mark my words" precursor to an "I told you so" 5 YEARS down the line from now? It's a little problem on the boards.
The guy who warned "B4 i get flamed" your comment was just discussion and was more reasonable.
Hate to sound so aggressive and I'm not aiming the following at the person in this thread, I'm not but the reason people might flame you is because of the following:
The inclination is less about being a fan with a lot of people on these boards and leans towards ego boosting a bit. Not every1 but it's obvious with a few. It's especially hard not to notice some of the vets(not naming names) on this board who have such huge ego's. I think it filters down unfortunately to level headed fans just looking to make a solid point. It creates a hostile environment and it has guys ready to jump down each other's throats usually over stupid sh**. Which I believe what the guy on this thread was trying to do was make a good point about wishful thinking. B/c it really would be awesome to hit him up for 10 years and make him a Ranger for life so I do get the point the guy is trying to make even though yes the comment is severely misplaced and a bit of a buzzkill. As for vets on the board not all are negative. ,Guys like Edge are fantastic and I love reading whenever the guy posts, same for other vets but others are just flat out looking to boost their own self importance and it's like Dude we're on a hockey board, you're not EJ.
I'm about to go on a tangent so I'll stop there. Point is I get why your worried about being flamed and I get why the other guy is being such a debbie downer with his comment.
Perfect contract in my eyes for what Staal is, for what the market is, for what similar players are getting, for the team needs. You put all of that stuff together and this is a PERFECT contract. Could not have asked for more.
Buuuut without the NTC being absent we have to worry about that idiot Sather trading him for Ribeiro or something (haha kidding even Sather isn't that stupid)
It's a perfect contract. if the organization does right by him and by its other players we'll keep him. 10 years for a RFA nowadays is flat out unrealistic. This is literally the best you could hope for with a RFA of this caliber. So glad this got done. One of the best off seasons we've had in a while in my eyes at least. Very bright future.
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