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03-08-2013, 03:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
Sure, you can say that. However, you don't have much facts that back you up.
PK was already playing well in the two previous years, even when used as a #1 Dman.
That's why many wanted him signed long term right now for a cheaper price than he will command in 2 years.
It's not like PK was a question mark. I mean, you might have questions, on whether or not he will become this Norris candidate player, but there was no question on the fact that he's a solid top 2 Dman already.

PK is our best Dman. There were doubt as to whether or not he can be as solid as Markov was in his prime. But the kid had all the potential in the world, and that's what most teams do. They sign great potential kids to smaller deals when they still aren't 100% proven, as opposed to giving them a smaller deal and then signing them to a bigger deal.
If PK keeps up his play and progression, he will command around 6M+. But I think we could have locked him up around 4.5-5M earlier.

This kid is so good.
and there's no evidence that it's a better strategy (in building a contender).

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