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11-04-2011, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Torts Kinda Guy View Post
I can only speak for my self, but I am not 100% sure of the suitability of having 7m invested in a player like Gabby if you intends to become a contender.
Yeah, that's a different argument. Although, I will say this... generally speaking, the only way to pay a player of Gaborik's caliber LESS than what he's making right now is to sign him to a longer term deal than the 5 years we got him for. The two players you mentioned, Datsyuk and Hossa, are signed for 7 and 12 years respectively. Given Gaborik's injury history, is that something you really would want? Or, at the very least, would've wanted 2 years ago when we signed him? Not me. I'd also rather have Gaborik on his $37.5m deal than Kovalchuk on his $100m deal.

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