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11-14-2011, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Jefferek Stepaninner View Post
Yet why should we spend money on him when we can have players that can turn into a player like him? If Suter has been earning $3.5M for all these years, who's to say that we can't sign someone like McDonagh for a few years at a range of $2M-$3.5M and he becomes a Suter like player? What's the point of having of locking up a $5M Suter for a few years when in 2 or so years, we can have a player like him for cheaper? I'm not calling Suter a bad player, I'm just saying that if McDonagh stays on his path, he will become as good or better than Suter and most likely at a cheaper price for a few years. Suter will want a long term option, If our defenseman surpass him in 2 or so years, I'm not paying $5M for him and especially for long term.
I get your side of it and I don't disagree with a lot of what you're saying. But $5 million for Suter is a serious DISCOUNT. If he hits UFA, he's going to get at least 6, and maybe as much as 7, 7.5 depending on if the cap goes up or down. Parise I think will get at least 6.5 and as much as 8. Id like to think he could be had for a reasonable 5.5 or 6 but UFA classes are so much thinner these days. There's usually only one or two guys at each position who are real top tier marquee free agents each offseason. Sometimes not even.

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