Thread: Confirmed with Link: Sharks sign Brad Stuart (3 years, $3.6 per)
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06-18-2012, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by TealManV View Post
completely agree. He would have made over $4 mil on the open market. Is he worth $1 mil more a season than Murray? Yes? Does he improve our top 4? Yes. Does he improve our PK? Yes. Is the deal completed and announced by the Sharks? No. So do we know the final details (i.e. NMC)? No.

So lets wait for the freak out and DW bashing until we see what the final deal is. Better yet, let's wait to see what DW does at the draft and who's left on the team after...
Until we know the details of a movement clause, if any, there's no telling if this is fair or not. A full no-move clause puts this deal at an overpayment. DW can give Stuart a partial clause as long as he has options where he doesn't have to ask Stuart's permission.

The problem with the open market argument is that Stuart didn't have or want the open market. His market was limited to basically six teams and I doubt any of them would have shelled out 4 million to him. We're talking SJ, LA, Anaheim, Phoenix, Colorado, and Vancouver. Vancouver is pretty much set on D save for some trades. Phoenix isn't going to pay top dollar to anyone. Colorado, quite frankly, paid a better player in Jan Hejda less. LA and Anaheim are set on D and would need to move better and/or cheaper talent to accommodate Stuart.

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