Stamkos Agrees To Five-year, $37.5m Contract With Lightning
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07-06-2011, 09:01 AM
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Steve Yzermans the reason. Hes making sure that we dont have to break the bank because he comes from a great organization that knows that you need to spend wisely. You cant just put all your money into one player for many reasons. We already know that with Vinny and when we had to get rid of Richards after giving him his contract. We just werent the same team anymore after that. Also team chemistry can be affected when you give these huge contracts out. We also will need some other money to get a franchise goalie at some point. He also understands that Stamkos is what will put fans in the seats at the Forum. So trying to do his job correctly, hes trying to make the deal a good one so that in the future he can still spend when he needs to and to keep the player that will put fans in the seats. Sometimes to be a good GM you cant just be the quick sign guy and be the guy who trys to quickly satisfy fans.
So basically what you're saying is that if a team were to send Stamkos an offer sheet that exceeds the number Yzerman has in his head for him, Yzerman would not be excited about matching it because he knows you need to spend wisely.
You're also saying that if Stamkos' demands are too high, Yzerman wouldn't force anything but instead seek other ways to forward the organization without Stamkos by means of trade.
Sounds like this thread is pretty plausible to me.
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