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01-19-2011, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by fightingbooya View Post
Obviously that would involve a contract extension. I am very high on him and think that he is exactly what the Devils need on their blueline. I may be overvaluing him to some people, but I included him because I think he is a legitimate top pairing defender who is going to put up close to 50 points this year.
this would never happen. Gillis isn't the type of GM to sign a player to a contract extension and then deal him... it's just not a smart way to manage your assets, and Gillis has been quite clear on being a "player's GM".. asking Ehrhoff to sign a contract extension and then ship him to the worst team in the league is something that Gillis would never do... and expecting Ehrhoff to sign a contract extension to be dealt to the Devils' when he's hitting UFA status, is something he'd never do.

In fact, can you name a few soon to be UFA's (not RFAs, like Parise) who did sign a contract extension in their final contract years and were dealt soon after? I'd think that most GMs, if not all, would avoid doing this, since it's not the message you want to send to future potential UFAs.

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