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08-15-2006, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Draft Guru View Post
Typically? Yes. Always? Nope.

If a player develops and you feel he's gonna be the real deal, you're going to give him what it takes. Why risk losing him and seeing him go back into the draft?

Brad Richards got 1st round money from Tampa Bay after being selected in the 3rd round.

Certain guys teams don't want to lose. They'll pony up the cash. I don't necessarily think it's an agent thing. Sure they'll push for more money, but teams know when they've got a blue-chipper on their hands.
that makes brad richards the exception to the rule, but that might be a 1 in 100 case. and none of our guys being discussed are brad richards...when we pick a guy in the 3rd round as good as richards than the comparison works.

and another factor to add when comparing the rookie contracts of dubinsky to korpikoski...dubinsky has no where to go, korpikoski could have stayed in finland making decent $$. if basically all other first rounders are getting what he got then why would he leave finland for less?

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