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10-27-2012, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jeety mcjeet View Post
As far as I understand it Parise's and Suter's contracts are identical. Also it was reported that they left money on the table from other teams. If they 'left money on the table' because the contract they signed with the Wild had more signing bonus money (thus guaranteed) attached then they knew exactly what (and why) they were doing.
First of all, agents always say their client "left money on the table." That doesn't mean they did.

Second of all, Suter's big, moronic, won't-budge criteria in signing was that he'd only play for a team in the American mid-west. Which would wipe out any team that could afford and was inclined to pay more than Minnesota did.

And third, I've already addressed the up-front money as not having anything to do with "bad faith" by citing a) life insurance and b) the fact that signing bonuses are not subject to escrow, which had been rising.

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