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02-24-2014, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by belair View Post
If you're getting crap offers for him, you get him signed.

We won't find anyone better.
Thing is, I don't see any compelling reason why he would resign here.

If I were him I sure wouldn't, and that's not meant to be a cheap slam on the Oilers, it's more a statement about the current work situation.

The Oilers aren't going to break the bank for him (nor should they), and there's younger players being given the better offensive looks now, and will expect to be in the future. He's realistically only got a few productive years left where he can hope to make some decent money before playing out the string in Europe or the KHL, so he can't afford to be sentimental about this.

And that's saying nothing about actually wanting to win a cup sometime this decade.

Looking at it objectively, it makes no logical sense for him to stay here.

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