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01-27-2013, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
Still doesn't make sense. Sign him long term for 5 mil per. Nobody doubts his talents on the ice and if he doesn't fit into your plans behidn the scenes then deal him. If you do it this way you're dealing from a position of strength.
The idea of signing a player long term to increase his value is a myth, especially for a RFA. The team that will want to get him will be more thatnhappy to be able to negotiate themselves with the player for the contract they want.

Long terms deals are scary (especially for less fortunate teams) unless the player is Malkin, Crosby or Stamkos, hell look at Ovechkin now....

5 millions isn't that much a discount to increase Subban value, it's Erik Karlsson money...

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