Thread: Speculation: Kari's next contract
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03-12-2012, 07:39 AM
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Loui took one.
No he didn't. He took a longer term RFA contract that he's turned into one of the top contracts in the league. His contract was market value for RFA forwards and almost identical to David Booth. It was a major but calculated risk. It's also become the standard for a guy like JVR.

I love Loui, but he had 1 good season before he signed that contract. Well, technically he was about a month into another solid year before signing.

I'd love to be on board with the home town discount myth, but like I said, they are very rare. Even Goligoski's deal is in the same area as other RFA defenders giving up UFA years. It's typically not that difficult to predict a guy re-signing a contract. The NHL is a copycat league. The only time it get's really hard is on July 1st when NHL GM's like to throw reason out the window.

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