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01-28-2013, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Gonzo View Post
I disagree. The choice, or onus in this case, should be a compromise between both parties, MB and PK.

If PK comes down from his 5-6 year stance, then pay him more than a 4th d-man.
If you insist on a shorter term deal, give him some incentive to do so.

PK proved that he can handle the #1 role quite admirably, and even though Markov is back, that doesn't mean that PK should have to only get paid $1M more than Matt Carkner.

If what MacKenzie, Lavoie and Dreger are reporting is true (2y $5M), Bergevin is trying to milk both ends of the cow, so to speak. (And yes, I just made cow saying up)
Listen I'm not going to argue figures because quite frankly no one really knows what they are and the exercise is futile. My original point was the Phaneuf-Subban comparison, and how taking the bridge route can be seen as not only fair but prudent. Granted of course the figure is around 3.5 to 4M

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