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01-28-2013, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by UsernameWasTaken View Post
No, I think somewhere between $4-4.5m is right.

I don't think the Habs would have agreed to a one year deal b/c he'd be eligible for arbitration next year - and would get more than $2.5m.

I don't see the point in lowballing the players who you want to be your stars. If anything, I think for those types of players it's better to err on the side of generosity.
I would definitely give him $4.5M myself, but was trying to say I can see how a lot of GMs across the league wouldn't give him that.

Your last point is a good one. Do you really want to piss him off now? What if he gets bitter and holds a grudge? He's going to only then be more likely to bolt the hell out of their when he is a UFA.

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