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04-27-2012, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by kingsfan View Post
If we use Lundqvist and Rinne as comparibles again, then you'd be seeing a six or seven year deal. Rinne's deal is seven years while Lundqvist signed a six year deal in 2008 (or 2007, not exactly sure).

DL doesn't seem to be shy of the long-term deals (Brown, Kopitar, Doughty, Johnson traded for Carter and Richards). I assume he's in favor of Quick getting that long-term deal, but we won't know for sure until the discussions begin. If Quick and DL want a long-term deal, not sure how DL can get him to go much below Lundqvist, especially if Quick wins the Vezina.
Not sure I want any goaltender signed for more than 5 years. For every Rinne and Lundqvist there is, and the Rinne contract could be a big mistake, there are easily an equal amount that it didn't work out for.

Di Pietro, Luongo, Miller, probably Bryzgalov,...

You get the idea.

I have no idea what Quick is looking for, but after ONE Vezina calibre season I hope the Kings don't throw 7 or 8 years and $50M - $60M at him. That is not good cap management.

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