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07-12-2012, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Shark Fin Soup View Post
Everyone is gonna demand a NTC/NMC from DW now... Colin White and Handzus got one so obviously Vlasic is gonna ask for one. Stuart got one I believe. Not counting the RFAs and young players, 95% of DW's recent signings have gotten NMC probably lol. Instead of signing people for really long contracts and possibly hamstring the team for a long time, DW is handing out NMC like candy so we can't trade players if they turn out to suck.
NMCs or NTCs aren't something Doug Wilson has pioneered, most GMs hand them out like "candy", as you put it. According to San Jose has seven players with either an NMC or NTC (including Vlasic's extension). Five of those players were signed by Wilson.

For a team that's made the playoffs since 03-04, locking up players and establishing a proper core, means you have to show, from management, that you want those players here. It shows a level of certainty in the locker room as well. People like to harp on about Colin White and Michal Handzus getting an NTC and NMC, but it's not as if they were committed for a long time. White was a one year deal and won't be re-signed, and Handzus is done after this season. They're not the mountains people sometimes make them out to be.

As for future extensions in the next couple of seasons, I can only see three more players that should receive an NTC or NMC: Clowe, Pavelski, and Couture. That would not be a bad thing at all, locking up the top-6.

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