Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Stepan Version 2.0
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04-25-2013, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Koekkoek4U View Post
wait are you telling me that Stepan's market value is going down because of this season? and Why wouldn't we need a long term contract? I agree with you that $4M seems like a lot right now but I'm kind of confused on your overall thesis.. kind of a scattered opinion
His market value in comparison to his current contract? No, of course thats not going down.

Im talking about his overall market value when it comes to signing his next contract. Theres a lot of factors working against him, but the top 2 are:

1. its nice to say hes a 70 point player pro-rated, but thats all it is - prorated. Who knows if he would've produced at this clip for a full 82 games? We'll never know and the negotiations will make note of that.

2. Cap is going down, therefore salaries are going down next season

Truth is, its an entirely new market because of those 2 factors. I know we all love Stepan right now, but I hope Sather proceeds with caution. Im not a huge fan of handing out longterm deals in this environment.

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