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06-22-2011, 10:16 AM
Benji Frank
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Originally Posted by viper0220 View Post
I think 7 mill is too much for him, 6.5 mill is fair but i am pretty sure he will get 7 mill.
I'm curious as to how you decided 7M is too much but 6.5M is fair. How far off the 6.5M did the Stamkos camp have to demand before you decided it was too much??

Nash is 8M and i'd take Stamkos over him. Staal Gaborik heatley gomes .... all 8M or so guys. I still take Stamkos. Vinny Vanek, iginla spezza all over 7M. Still Stamkos.

There's only a handfull of guys I think you'd build around ahead of or instead of Stamkos. Toews (6.3M) Crosby (8.7M) & OV (9.5M). If Toews wanted more, he would have gotten more I bet. Good ole Winnipeg boy taking one for the windy ciy!!!

IMO, Stamkos could likely write his won ticket. It's up to him whether to take a cap friendly 7M long-term deal or test the market and take what he can get....

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