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01-16-2013, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by -31- View Post
He was to be a UFA at the end of this season.
Yup, and Lou prob figured he would be as good as gone if he didn't get the deal done right now, since he has that policy where he won't negotiate mid-season. Now Zajac has security for 8 years, rather than thinking he's a UFA at season's end and a bad season/bad injury could mean he would never be offered that kind of contract ever again.

I was under the impression if Zajac ever hit UFA, there was no way NJ retains him. Good deal for both sides.

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Seems they are fully expecting him to return to 65 point form.
Playing with Kovalchuk for a full year it's possible. I still see him as a 40-50 pt second line two-way guy though.

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