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04-04-2013, 01:07 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
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The term makes me nervous, but if he can play well for us this stretch leading into the playoffs, we have to sign him. Players like Ryan Clowe just don't come along out of nowhere. He could easily wear a letter on this team. He would be a key ingredient in our being competitive for the next 3-5 years and that's easily worth the risk.
What worries me is that he had options and was said to have chosen the Rangers over Vancouver. While its great that he wanted to come here and thinks highly enough of the team and city- I'm sure the decision included what he and his agent thought was the best place to make out on his next contract.
Obviously Slats and Dolan have habits of doling out huge, over-extended contracts to aging veterans, and if he comes in with the notion that hes going to get paid off on what could be his final NHL contract, then there could be some hard-balling involved from his camp which could result in a bad contract or him winding up being just a rental.
Hopefully he does resign and under fair terms.
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