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10-20-2010, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by agrudez View Post
Honestly, that would be the best case scenario as it would be the only way we can keep him with the cap hell Holmgren will be blindly wandering into next offseason.

Players who "turn it on" in the playoffs usually come at bargain prices because at the negotiating table it is easy for the GM to cite 40 points/80 regular season games as a more indicative view of a player's worth and 20 points in 20 playoff games as a 'small sample size'. Not to mention over half the league makes the playoffs anyway, so the regular season is very diminished in the NHL.
Fernando Pisani turned a good playoff run into a very problematic contract for the Oilers...

Leino looks like he's still getting up to speed.

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