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01-07-2013, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by BigG44 View Post
Yeah I really like the Tavares comparison. I always was a bit concerned about every damn member of the front office throwing around the franchise player tag. That's something his reps can point to and ask for more money potentially.

That argument doesn't hold as much water when you point to Tavares. They are equally as important to their team as the other. Not saying they are equal players, but their level of importance is fairly similar.
Wasn't I flamed earlier in the offseason for making this comparison?

There's no justification for 7M. They use the franchise player label, use Tavares' contract. His play so far? Tavares again, or even Eberle. 6M is the absolute highest he should be getting paid.

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