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05-10-2012, 08:53 AM
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KIRK
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Originally Posted by Zirakzigil View Post
I would gladly pay Staal 5.5mil a year. I hope that because of the last contract he got that he would take slightly less then that and sign for around 5.0mil but 5.5 is good value for what he brings to this team.
Staal taking 5.5M would be a bigger discount, in terms of percentage and even total dollars per year, than what Sid and Geno discounted their last deals. His fair market value is 7M, maybe more, even I'm afraid, after the new CBA. I would love to be 100% wrong on this one, because if Staal signs for 5.5M or frankly anything under the low 6M range this summer, I'll be absolutely stunned. 6.25 would be a healthy discount along the lines, proportionally, of what Sid, Geno, Orpik, et al did. 5.5M would be bending over for Ray.

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