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03-03-2014, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by offdacrossbar View Post
are we to resign every player whos contract comes up irregardless? no.

cally is asking for top line money. hes a 2/3 tweener trending down with a broken body and limited offensive upside. hes not worth 6/6.

anyone who agrees to his contract demands is a legit dope.

see, the thing is with contracts and negotiating, its always adversarial. its always minimize your positives and maximize the negative so as to get the best deal for your side. that the art of the deal. buy low, sell high... donald trump. all that.

hockey is a business. business isnt always nice. life isnt nice.

nothing personal but it is what it is, as they say.
I don't want to split hairs but he's not asking for top line money. Vanek is probably going to ask for something like 10 million per.

You're right about it being a business. When you negotiate for x amount of dollars, you don't ask for x, you ask for x + y. It seems like a lot of fans have been insulted by Callahan. I'm sure Girardi's agent bounced around some pretty high figures before they agreed to a deal. His negotiations just haven't been as public.

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