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01-31-2013, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by pitseleh View Post
Tanev is awesome, but I doubt he gets that much as a bottom pairing defenceman who doesn't score much. Most 16-18 minute RFA defencemen who don't put up points the past two years have ended up with cap hits around $1-1.2 million mostly on 2-3 year deals (Braun, Demers, Sauer, Lee, Butler, Peckham, Alzner, etc.).
I know what you are saying but in a world where UFAs Rome gets 1.5m and Alberts gets 1.25m I'd gladly pay a guy of Tanev's ability a 1.5m RFA contract. Oilers gave up a 3rd in this ultra deep draft for Fistric and $1.45m contract. The way he and Ballard playing it's almost unfair to consider them a 3rd pairing. Getting into a fight with Tanev over a couple of hundred grand doesn't seem worth it.

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