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01-18-2013, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Habs 4 Life View Post
PK definitely deserves a raise from his ELC, however he hasn't earned a 6-7-8 year deal yet. Take 2 years 7 million and then get your 8 year deal PK
6-7-8 year deals are not really "earned", especially for the young players that have signed them in the last year...Zajac Skinner Hall Eberle etc etc

Most of that is due to their potential and wanting to keep them long term(not losing them to UFA or RFA offer sheet) and also having them at a reasonable cap number(5-6 mil/year instead of 8-9 mil/year in their prime).

So a contract is as much about potential as performance. The team that signs Redden or Gomez will pay them what they think they are at minimum worth THIS season, not what they "earned" as all-stars 5-6 or 10 years ago.

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