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03-29-2011, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Reddawg View Post
I like Myers and all, but he's not the player in the situation that you go all-in with and commit a significant portion of your team's future spending capacity to at 21-22 years of age and his second or third pro season.

You do that with Crosby, you do that with Stamkos, you do that with Ovechkin. You don't do that with Myers (or Doughty, for that matter).

Give him a decent and fair deal that takes him to the end of his RFA period, or maybe buy a couple UFA years. Don't give an average (yes, right now Myers is average, compared to Crosby, Ovechkin and Stamkos who are not) 2nd or 3rd year player tentpole-like money and a decade-long contract, it's just asking for trouble IMO.
i dont think something in the 5 mil range is comparable to crosby/ovie contracts that are closer to 9 mil per... that's a big difference.

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