Thread: Value of: Byfuglien's next contract
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01-18-2011, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by 99 steps View Post
Most of these "cats" are people like myself that have watched him for his entire career -- not 50 games as a "defenseman" without having to play defense.

$5M/year would be a mistake.
Doesn't matter if hockey wise its a mistake or not. Business wise its a smart move for Atlanta. Buff and Kane are the face of the franchise in a very black market. Hockey has always been seen as a white guy sport, so having those two locked up for long term with the franchise will be of top priority for the team.

It doesn't hurt that both have said they love playing there.

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