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11-26-2013, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by dats81 View Post
Handing out such a contract after the player is having a career year is always risky.

He is overpaid but the cap will go up to mitigate the effect on the team.
I guess we can't bank on getting another amnesty buyout anytime soon?

I fear that Giroux's new contract will sting just as much as Hartsy's next year.
Signing a player like Hartnell to that contract after a career year at his age isn't risky it's dumb. The odds of him playing to that level again with the physical style he plays which will probably cause him to slow down and get injured more often than other players plus with his career year being so much higher than other years at at a relatively late age for the NHL. Just dumb. Giroux contract might turn out to be bad but from what he's show and his age there is legitimate reason to expect the level of play Giroux is paid for than Hartnell.

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