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01-10-2013, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by DallasGM View Post
My problem with contracts and money is there no way to lower a guys value example Jokinen I had 2 choices let him hit FA try to sign him cheaper(which wouldn't happen) or sign him max money for a year the logic for this oh he makes 8mill why should he make less (actual quote from and agent one time I tried to sign a guy forget who now) that to this day was the stupidest thing I've ever heard the guy had a lower NHL contract and wasn't worth it but because we don't have the luxury of seeing them in person we just talk to a brick wall and can't sell a player to the market there last contract dictates the one he signs after
You are not alone with this. I had to pay $5.75M for Nobokov when he makes a lot less in NHL. As an agent, I would ask the max for Jokinan because he was signed for max as a UFA and had better season last year.

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