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02-23-2012, 01:35 PM
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this is a smart move by AK's agent.
Nobody is banging down the doors for AK.
If Habs send him away, and then Ak does not produce in the next 20 games for his NEW team, whatever contract offer he gets next year will be down to 1.5-2 mil per.
If he signs for habs right now for 2-3 years at 3mil per ( only the habs would do it) He can save face a while longer an can assure himself 6 million. vs what he might get as a UFA ( 4 million )
The only way Ak gets a GOOD contract is if he can finish this season with a HUGE BANG of 20 goals in 20 games. Anything else and he drops big time. SO sure " I want to stay" make me a 3 mil offer and I will be Mr. nice guy and let you have me dirt cheap at a home town discount.
This is very good finesse play , hidden tactic filled with self serving motives.
yes- tahst a good point- i dont thgik Andrei is in hgigh demand right now and your right if he is raded and sucks- then his value will go down- wouldnt shock me to see Andrei in the KHL next season
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