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JVR Signs Contract Extension
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08-30-2011, 12:22 PM
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There's very little risk that JVR wont become a 4.25m player in the near future, and a case can be made that he's there already.
For 6 years, I'll take it.
The options were probably this or a short term deal in the 3.5 range.
I'd rather take the 6 year deal that has the potential to be a massive steal, would you not?
In fact, I'd imagine they gave JVR and Giroux the same choice. 6yrs/4.25m or 3yrs/3.75m. They probably just picked different ones. Wouldnt shock me.
It's a little high now, but I think you'd be crazy to argue that this was a bad decision on Holmgren's part
Yes. Flexibility has advantages in team construction. This is less of an issue than the absolutely moronic Bryz contract. Also, as much as I think highly of JVR, let him actually go out and earn the money before you give it to him. More than a few players have been ruined by guaranteed money too early in every sport you can watch.
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