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03-22-2013, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by -31- View Post
I really think they need to think long and hard before giving Girardi and Callahan lucrative, long-term deals. Callahan will be 29, Girardi 30. Players like them don't tend to last too long into their 30s.

I think you have to sign them. They are the heart and soul of the team. You can't show the young kids that if they work hard and sacrifice their bodies, they will be punished with bad contracts very early in their career when perimeter players are getting massive contracts.

Also, if we don't resign Cally and Girardi, we might as well tell Lundqvist that he's signing up to never win the Cup. It would be a clear sign that the team is not looking to win now.

With over $20 in cap space after re-signing Lundqvist, Girardi and Cally, the team can sign or acquire a whole first line, if we can ever find three stars to sign. There's no reason not to re-sign Girardi and Callahan for another few years. Maybe 2 years for Girardi and 3 years for Cally. We have enough rookies coming up that we'll be able to keep well under the cap.

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