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02-16-2013, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by almostawake View Post
They're hesitant because they have a lot of young players that will be coming up for new contracts in the next few years and they're trying to avoid a contract that will be used as the baseline in those negotiations.

They fought tooth and nail to keep Duchene to a bridge contract after his ELC expired. They're doing the same with ROR. They'll do the same with Landeskog.

Duchene and Landeskog will be up again next summer along with McGinn and Varlamov. They've recognized that they need to be very careful in their early contracts because deal can, and will be, used as precedence.
It's nice to see an org. being responsible, and part of that can be attributed to the new CBA.

I think ROR's contract demands make his worth less on the open market. I don't think that Colorado will get fair value for him because of it.

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