The Out of Town Thread part LXV - All Talk From Around the League Here
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07-09-2013, 11:35 PM
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Then you have to give this same contract to more and more players. Edm will have $30 million tied up in 5 young players very soon that really have not done much yet. Tough to build a competitive roster with that kind of spending on 21-22 year old kids. Easy for you guys to say you knew PK would win the Norris. How do you know he would have signed for $5 million per? Like I said, you armchair GM's have no clue.
Who's playing armchair GM here??
Go back and read the post during the PK negotiations. You'll see there was a few that wanted him locked up because his talent was/is undeniable. We're not talking about a guy like MaxPac that had not proven a thing, that actually struggled for most of his time here until he finally seemed to put it together for 30ish games but then almost got decapitated.
PK was shutting down top opponents efficiently for about a year and a half already, and his work ethic has always been perfect. You can also look back at his progression of the past few years and see that this kid just excelled and developed a lot faster than your average prospect.
So no, you didn't need a crystal ball to figure PK would become solid. Didn't think he was going to win the Norris this year, but had no doubt he already was top 30 and he was going to improve that.
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