Pie and Shattenkirk contracts
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05-21-2013, 08:48 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
There's a few things we don't know, how happy is AP playing for this organization and the city, what he thinks of the overall direction and its chances to getting to the next level, does he enjoy playing with this young core, does this even matter because he just wants the money. Without knowing what he desires makes it pretty difficult to guess what will happen.
As a fan I hope that it's fair for both sides so they're able to continue to build a strong team around him. In the short term The Blues have some leverage because he's a RFA, but if wants big money I don't see how this organization can afford to give him crazy money down the road. If that's his desire I don't see him signing a long term deal for 6 to 6.5, he would be better off taking the gamble and signing a shorter term deal so he has all the leverage when he's a UFA. Now I'm assuming and I'm pretty sure I can say with all confidence The Blues want him long term, but any long term deal is a gamble for any organization, let's remember he's not at Lidstrom's level yet, but has plenty of time to get there.
I think the length and the amount will give us a better idea about his true feelings.
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