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12-04-2012, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by newfy View Post
I think Fedorovs great but that really seems like a cop out. He wanted the security of a 5 year deal instead of a 4 year deal making the same money? Even if he signed on for a 5th year at league minimum with the wings after his 4th year was done he would make more money than the deal he signed with the ducks. Not to mention he would have more freedoms to go after another big contract a year earlier and not have to deal with relocating to a new city.

That 5 year deal offers much less security
Why did the Wings offer him a 5 year deal and then remove it from the table, and then not offer five years again? Money clearly wasn't the issue. Why not offer the same $40m over 5 years, the way Anaheim did?

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