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01-24-2013, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by dkdanielkli View Post
Thanks for the answer.
Why wouldn't Bergevin sign him for a long term contract? Isn't PK a player we would like to keep for as long as possible ?
Bergevin has to manage a budget. Cap next year will be 64 million. It's gonna be very tight even if he succeed to get rid of Kaberle's contract.

A bridge contract at 3,5-4 million per season to PK makes lots of sense. In a couple of years, Bergevin will be able to open the bank for him and give him a fat-long contract.

PK has also to prove in the meantime that he's not just a showboat. That he can mature and become more discipline as well as a respected teamate.

And Bergevin won't give him a 4 year deal because that would lead PK to total UFA status in 2017.

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