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10-16-2012, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by leaponover View Post
Bailey would definitely be an asset to a European club. With us, he will always be a Shawn Bates. Yeah, people are going to argue this but honestly that is what his OUTPUT will be. It will mimic Shawn Bate's numbers and role on the team, but everyone will constantly say things like, "he's so skilled he will break out soon" or "he's got so much talent it's just a matter of time" for the next 10 years.
Coming into this season, Bailey was 3 yrs from unrestricted free agency.

In his last contract, he took a 2 yr 'show me ' contract, after seeing Grabner and Okposo sign 5 yr extensions. From their disappointed comments, I thought it sounded like Comeau and Bailey wanted similar longterm deals.

Bailey's not sticking around, struggling for the next 10 yrs
He'll be due raises and quickly approaching unrestricted free agency, while Snow will have young, cheaper forwards coming through the system and looking for nhl roster spots.

Either Bailey establishes himself as a core player in the next 1-2 seasons or he'll be gone imo.

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