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01-28-2013, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by RayP View Post
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.
or he's going to demand "make up" money as part of his next contract.

i get not wanting to give huge money to every rfa...but i think when the player is going to be one of the cornerstones of your team, you should pay them appropriately.

a benefit to locking up younger players early is you can buy up early UFA years at a discount.

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