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06-19-2012, 12:18 AM
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It's $4 million. That's like 5% of our total cap space. That's not even close to an arm and a leg. And I don't see the problem with giving him a long term deal either. He has shown improvement every year for over 4 years and is still young for a goalie. Even if you overpay a little bit now, you'll likely be underpaying in 2-3 years if not sooner. You'll likely get much better value out of signing him longer term now then in 2-3 years.
And some of you act like getting a young talented goalie with potential to be a top 10 goalie for years is so easy. It's not. Why give up assets to get one when you already have one.
Where did I say 4 million was an arm and a leg? I didn't. I said he'll likely get 3-4 million, which I am fine with.
Now, if the reports are true and he wants a long-term deal, that is risky given he isn't a proven no. 1 goalie yet and if he wants long-term I would guess that is 4-5+ years at at least 5+ million at some point in that deal since he's already 25 in August.
I want to see more of his play during his RFA years before we give him a nice long-term deal based on potential.
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