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11-17-2003, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by The Pucks
Sorry Darth, your a little missinformed on this one point. Umberger is asking for aprox 925 grand per, for a 3 years deal, 2 way. Burke is offering 800 grand.

Its not a case of Umberger asking for big bucks, it is a case of Burke trying to take advantage of a situation and force him to sign.



The money you are talking about here is close to the rookie max. I don't know the particulars of those contract negotiations but I'm wiling to bet there are at least some incentives in the deal (because I've never seen a first or second rounder sign without ANY incentives or performance bonuses).

In the end, this deal would not "shed millions of dollars" as per the orginal posters suggestion. It could actually end up increasing the Isles payroll. I know that Sopel doens't make all that much. But Sopel + Umberger will eventually cost more than Parrish. Even in the short term, the deal is not a huge savings. Parrish only makes 2.3 million.

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