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07-07-2012, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaromir Jagr View Post
Staal got that much money because he put opposing forwards (and good ones at that) on their ass every night. Points is a non-factor. Staal's value to the team was high at that point and therefore he got a contract worthy of it.

MDZ is not on the same level value-wise. He isn't a top-2 or top-4 (barely). He has offense but has other issues at hand. He has hardly any negotiation rights at this point.

The max he gets is $2M~ish.
Del Zotto played 22:26 a night last year.

He's a top-4 defenseman, no doubt.

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