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10-28-2003, 04:40 AM
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Wyoming, MN
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---That deal was offered right before the season started, not right before camp. See this article from October 9th.
"Before this round of talks, the Wild had two offers on the table: one year for $375,000 -- a 10 percent raise from last season -- and four years for $3.125 million."
That was published Oct. 9th. The reporter probably didn't have the whole story at that point.
The important quote from a more recent article is this:
"The deal is for $750,000 this season, although Dupuis' three-week holdout cost him about $17,000. It will pay $775,000 next year and $1 million in 2005-06.
It essentially was the same offer Dupuis rejected before training camp, except that package was for $650,000 in the first year and $875,000 in the second.
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