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05-18-2012, 09:34 AM
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With a player like Suter who plays a responsible game, isn't very injury prone and is worth a large amount of money I don't think you can really limit yourself on term length. In fact, I don't think you can put much of any limit on anything. Sure you can have a top end cap hit. Suter isn't worth more than $7m/yr on average, but he could be worth $8-$9m in real dollars for a few seasons.
I think if Suter came to Poile and said, "I want 10 years, $70m" that's something Poile couldn't scoff at. He would be dumb not to try to work it down since that's his job, but he'd need to think long and hard about not just giving that to him.
As a GM, would you give him whatever term and dollar amount he wanted (as long as it averaged $7m/year) AND a NTC?
Seems like players of his caliber almost always get a NTC...(except for one team I can't remember at the moment whose GM simply says that nobody gets one).
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