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07-24-2013, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
Well no, you don't have to compete with 29 other teams unless you opt to do so.
You're arguing under the assumption he would absolutely want to test free agency, and that either he would not want to re-sign or that we wouldn't want to extend him. I can tell you PK would accept an extension at a hometown discount and it holds as much water as what you're saying now. Really who cares, you're talking about 5 years from now, so many things can happen between now and then.

You're also assuming that he would cost 9-10+M in 5 years.

Lots of assumption going on here. You're pretty much looking at the absolute worst case scenario only.

And if PK's goal is to become an UFA then he's not going to sign an extension now that will lock him up for 8years.

Really, your argument here is really weak. The bridge deal had absolutely nothing to do with trying to buy UFA years off. That was not the objective.
Of course it is partly about that. Do you think Bergevin is going to now sign him to a 3 year deal? Its also partly why Subbans worth goes up the further you go out in the contract timeline.

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