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02-07-2013, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Nailor Hopberle View Post
Smid is not worth $5M IMO. He's a solid, stay-at-home guy, but if we pay that much for him I will cringe.

Fistric @ 2.75 seems like a slight overpay.

Hartikainen is no where near 2.75 IMO.
Slight overpay? Fistric's current $1.45M is close to an overpay as it is. Doubling that would be crazy. Especially when we could probably keep Peckham for about $1M.

Agreed on Smid and Hartikainen. Stay-at-home defensemen rarely make $4M, let alone 5. Regehr got that back when he was widely considered one of (if not THE) top DFD in the league, and Smid isn't that. Hartikainen shouldn't be getting a 340% raise. What would he bring to a negotiation that would justify giving him that kind of money?

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