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08-31-2012, 05:33 AM
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Boom Boom Anton
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In fairness, Pitkanen's contract started in 11-12 and he's played 1 season where he was only able to play only 30 games. I realize it's because of injuries, but $4.5M for 30 games is an overpayment. If he can stay healthy, I have little doubt he'll be worth his contract, but since the lockout, there's only been 1 season where he's played almost a full season.

05/06: 58 games
06/07: 77 games
07/08: 63 games
08/09: 71 games
09/10: 71 games
10/11: 72 games
11/12: 30 games

If Pitkanen plays less than 70 games again this season, then I could see why people would say he's over paid. It's my concern with Ruutu's contract as well. Given his style of play, I'm not convinced he can stay healthy. Only time will tell.

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