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02-03-2013, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by MattyMo35 View Post
Army has a great history of signing players to very reasonable contracts, but he's not going to mess around with Petro. Everyone, including his agent, knows this team is a middle of the pack team at best without him. He has a lot of leverage in this situation, and I'd be surprised if he signs for less than 6.5. He's the player that the Blues absolutely cannot afford to lose. Army knows hockey, and I don't think it will be all that difficult to convince Stillman, who also knows the game, to sign off on a long term, reasonably big money contract. I really hope they don't screw around with him and potentially **** him off. Something reasonable.
I would try to sign him for slightly less then Karlsson I would probably start negotiations at around 5 million 8 year deal and hope to settle around 6-6.5 million. I would try to use the cap going down as a little leverage to get him signed for less then Karlsson.

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