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06-06-2012, 11:00 PM
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PocketNines
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He's going to be paid a minimum of 3.25M and if he underwhelms they'll need to do the same yet again or lose him for nothing. And if he overperforms there will be no home team discount playing on that kind of prove it contract. A prove it contract is like a bet. You actually do prove it and you find yourself one year from UFA there's no way you're giving the team who took the other side of the bet a discount.

If they trimmed Stewart from the roster and replaced him with Tarasenko, they would not miss a beat and would frankly be better. AND they will save a couple million to invest elsewhere, perhaps the difference in adding that key LHD. Evidence: he contributed a tiny amount to this year's success and they had 109 points and won a playoff series during which he was scratched for a game.

What is the risk in losing Stewart? Because many now seem like they want to pretend there's no risk in keeping him.

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