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Game 25: Predators at Blue Jackets | WIN 4-0
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11-28-2013, 09:43 AM
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He got the extension in December of his contract year ... 21 pts through the first 26 games of that season following his 63 pt in 78 game season. So far this season he has 20 pts through 25 games.
Exactly. He was playing like someone who was going to end up being a bargain at a 4.5 cap hit for 6 years. Turned out he ended up being at or slightly above market for what we got for the first five of those six years. Not a dreadful deal but not the home run it would have been had he kept on having 60+ point seasons.
And while I'm happy to have him play well this year (we sure need it), my concern is that this season will get him a 4 or 5 year deal at 5 mil or so and he won't live up to that for the duration of his contract.
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