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Roman Josiís Extension: Bargain of a Benchmark (THW)

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Roman Josiís 7 year, 28 million dollar extension has been a guiding light for every GM this summer with a good young defenseman to re-sign, and Ė despite the slew of restricted free agents culled from the market since Ė has remained one of the best contracts under the new CBA. For starters, the extension is such a wickedly smart deal because Josi already fills the role heís being paid for. Even if the 23 year old Swiss defensemanís development doesnít take a single step forward in the next seven years, the kid is already a top pairing blueliner Ė one Shea Weber plays better with than without Ė capable of logging upwards of 20 minutes a night and facing off against opposing top lines.
http://thehockeywriters.com/roman-jo...f-a-benchmark/

Hello all. This week, I took a look at how Roman Josi's extension defined the summer's RFA defenseman market, and how excellent a deal it was given the rest of Nashville's salary structure.

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