Thread: Confirmed with Link: Sharks sign Brad Stuart (3 years, $3.6 per)
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06-18-2012, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by SJeasy View Post
Note the above where I gave the range before the announcement.

They have agents. The agent won't let the client take that much less. The agent has Stuey looking ahead because his next contract, if he gets one, won't be for much. This is likely his last big contract and he has a family with which to be concerned. Look at what has happened to C. White and Hannan.

I am not in favor of the contract because with the style that Stuey plays, I expect him to fall off on performance very soon.
Fair is one thing, but this is a completely unique situation. The player asked to be here, his family is here. His family is probably the only reason why he was even available for free agency. The agent works for the player and all he wanted to do was sign here. We had so much leverage here. It should not have ended in the fair/slight overpayment category. (It looks worse if he has a NTC/NMC). Even if you feel the number is fair now, at his age 35 season (year 3), his play will drop off making it an overpayment like you said. DW got little to no discount for the multiple years, NTC/NMC, or the faith we showed by trading for BS and doing him that favor.

DW once again shows his poor negotiating skills.

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