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05-28-2013, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Richter Scale View Post
Why not? Hasek signed a 3-year deal (with the option for a 4th) with the Sabres when he was 33. Granted, he got paid (it wasn't a salary cap world back then); but it also gave him the option to move to another team to finish his career if the Sabres turned out not to be up to snuff and couldn't get him a cup -- which ended up being borne out.

Lundqvist is 31. I could absolutely see him signing a deal anywhere from 3 to 5 years with the hopes that NYR gets it together; but if they don't, he leaves his options open to try for a cup with another team.
Eh, there is the possibility that he would worry that a 3 year deal would limit his pay after 35. You know with the 35 and over contracts and all.

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