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02-24-2014, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Ail View Post
That's true, unless management already decided at that point in time they knew how much they thought Callahan had left and decided 3 years was it for them. I'd say that was an underestimate all things considered now, but certainly not out of the question.

From the get go this hasn't looked like a deal was in any way trying to be reached reasonably from either side.
Sather doesn't really operate that way though. He's always trying to fit as much under the cap as he can, so he ends up having to give players shorter term deals to keep their AAV lower. That isn't necessarily a bad thing in many cases, but it isn't always a good thing either.

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