Free Agent Frenzy (Part VIII): Still no decision with Doan
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07-08-2012, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by
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I agree with everything you just said, but what about the next step? Handing Weber a longterm deal of 12-14 years/$100M - 120M??? I just cant get on board with that.
Personally, I don't have a problem with that. To me that price is worth the better odds of winning a couple of championships. Especially when we are talking about a guy who is only 27. We get a lot of prime years out of the deal and get a guy who comes in at a higher level for his respective position than either Nash, Parise, Suter, Jordan Staal or even Gaborik/Richards.
Plus,when looking at salary concerns, we have to factor in that Gaborik comes off the book in a few years and we have to consider Marc Staal. If he resigns, he is going to cost a primo contract, or he is going elsewhere and we get nothing, or at least someone far inferior to Weber.
So in the end, salary doesn't keep me up nights.
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