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10-26-2011, 03:15 PM
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whats the thought on AK46 signing here next here, would he hit the market if we dont trade?
I think it's a given that he won't be back next season... at least short of a management/coaching change or major roster movement up front.
we either won't be able to, or won't want to, match the kind of offers he's likely to receive (let's not forget Ryder left here, after a terrible season, and got paid 4M$+ as a UFA... Kost is more talented, and more likely to be considered ready to up production in a different system than Ryder probably was).
We can't really afford to pay him much more than he's already earning, not with the 28M$ already locked up in the other 5 veteran forwards.
Cole's signing pretty much guaranteed Kost wouldn't be back after this year from a financial POV, and really, from a player POV, why would Kost consider coming back to play for Martin for anything short of a "beat the market" contract offer from the habs.
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