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03-21-2013, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by DownieFaceSoftener View Post
This deal will take him to 34 / UFA. It is his career deal. He is the captain, face of the franchise, etc. It would be nice for him to take some kind of discount, but he'll be giving up his prime, his UFA years, etc. He should fight to get paid highly while counterbalancing the needs of the team (at least including the thought marginally in his decision). If he stays here, plays well, possibly at some point win a Cup, then money will never be an issue. He'll be a legend in this town.
Those are a lot of ifs. This is a team sport and I fear the captaincy and long contract will be a case of history repeating itself if management doesn't get the right players around him.

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