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01-09-2014, 06:12 AM
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7m is of course a lot for Callahan. Everyone will get a lot more than what people are expecting.

Many are like, 7x7 -- that is Zach Parise money, are you nuts??? That is first line money.

No actually, its not Zach Parise money. Not even remotely.

Zach is getting:
1y 12m
2y 12m
3y 11m
4y 9m
5y 9m
6y 9m
7y 9m
8y 9m
9y 8m
10y 6m

Then he is 37-38 y/o and can retire whenever he wants. Zach's avg salary the first 7 years is 10.14m. That would be exactly 44% mora than what Callahan would get if he signed for 7m per. The only one not using the ability to be flexible with long term deals in the entire league is Glen Sather, that was not how it was done in the 80s! I mean like, of course Subban as a UFA is getting 9m. He is a Norris candidate. 9m is a huge hometown discount. Subban is easily getting 10+m if he hits the market under a 80m cap and no other good UFAs being available for two years.

People are in for a suprise if they expect us to be able to take a step back and replace core players with 5 year 3-4 million deals...

Slats dropped the ball by not tying up Cally, Girardi, Stepan and co long term long before the new CBA.

David Clarkson is making 5m per on a 7 year deal.

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