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07-03-2012, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by darko View Post
I wonder if Semin would do a 1 year deal and then take his chances for a big payday next year. If we could get him under the cap I'd give him 6-7 mill provided it's only a 1 year deal. That way we dont mortgage the future (MDZ, MCDonagh, Stepan etc payrises/extensions)
This is what I proposed, except I'm expecting he can command 6-7, to begin with, so I'd offer him a full 8mil, AGAIN ONLY FOR THE 1 YEAR.

We need to be prepared, can't expect Semin to wait, and should be prepared to go this far.
If he's getting long term 7mil per, this probably isn't enough, even 9mil for 1 yr, not enough.
But if he's offered like 5.5-6m per for only 2-3 years, then maybe checking out 8-9 for 1 year might do it.

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