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02-20-2013, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Vaasa View Post
As for overpaying his own guys, I honestly think he'll see getting Clowe in the $4-5 mil range as a bargain. If DW perceived Clowe in anything remotely the same way the fans on this board do, he would have been gone last year. The fact that Clowe is still with the org and still getting consistent top-6 minutes means that DW still see's Clowe as a critical part of the Top-6. More so than Havlat. That right there should be all you need to see to understand how DW is valuing Clowe. Given that Clowe will be signing his first post-30 contract, I'm sure DW will want to pay him "fair value" in his view for his prime UFA years.
do we really think Clowe is worth $4-5 mil per year??? I can't fathom that he is worth that. I'm thinking maybe $2.5-3.5. If he gets more than that, I will lose all confidence in DW.

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