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08-03-2013, 03:17 AM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
Brooks always talks out of his ass. Sure, Hank can get a 10M contract...assuming he only wants a 1 year deal. But clearly if he's looking for 7 or 8 years (which is far more likely) he isn't getting more than 8M/per. And with that essentially being a 1M raise, there's nothing to worry about.
I don't got any bearing on if Hank will sign for 7.5 or 8.5, but this decision is not about money.

Hank is making a prudent decision. He is just that type of person. It took a long time for him to sign in NY. We were the joke of the league and people close to him advised him to try to go to a more stable organization. Many kids just signs whatever is put infront of them so that they can focus on the game.

We are an org in very good shape now.

I think this is more about him just thinking it through. Instead of just signing, he seems to be the type who needs to consider everything on the level of like "I live once, this decision will affect my life greatly, is this really what I want to do? Where I want to live? Raise my family?"

And so forth and so forth.

Does he want to sign past his kids school years? Lidström signed up untill his oldest kid was 6, more or less let DET know he would return to Sweden after that contract (he would be like 34). DET if I remember correctly more or less "built" an international school for him in DET with Swedish teaching.

It's not an easy decision.

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