Thread: Speculation: How Much Will Kessel Make?
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07-22-2012, 06:23 PM
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I personally would trade Kessel before his NTC kicks in and/or the option to test UFA exists.

Knowing the GM only gives out 5-6 years. Then why would Kessel lock in at 5-6 years at $7.5 mil when he can get a guaranteed contract for 2 X the term for the same rate elsewhere by testing the market? So it would be logical for him to decide that a 10 year $7.5 mil or $75 mil contract is better than 5 year @ $7.5 mil or $37.5 mil. If he gets injured on the short term contract then he loses a ton of future earnings, where a long term deal places the risk on the organization and not him since he it is guaranteed irregardless of injury.

Parise didn't want to necessarily leave NJ but the market dictating his future by his UFA status to improve his situation did.
Potential for injury is a reason that the league has to get rid of 10 year contracts, because if insurance companies have to pay out on them they will stop insuring them. No point in worrying about those deals until the new CBA is done.

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