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06-28-2011, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Make-Believe View Post
What if it's 7 years at $21M? That's only a $3M/yr hit.

He had 47 points last season and was on pace to be the highest scoring defenseman in his UFA class before he was dealt to Boston. Just won a Stanley Cup. Ehrhoff only had 50 points... Wiz just 51.

Some team is going to pony that up.
You better be prepared to buy out the last 5 years to make that workable.

I would rather overpay him short term than lock him up long term.

As other said his market value will be determined by the market. His value to the Bruins is as a #5 defenseman who is also a power play specialist. Given he is already entering his mid 30s, that just isn't a person you lock up for a long term deal

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