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04-14-2014, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 View Post
And how does he have more leverage now?

He gets the same amount either way, right? Pretty stupid question. Wouldn't surprise me if he just heard the reporter ask about the benefit of signing now, and he gave a parroted statement of what he remembered his agent telling him.
He could be making sure the Flyers come with the max offer of $900K because they can offer lower if the want to but I'd wager that wouldn't be the case.

He could want to get some performance bonuses in there.

Lastly he could want a year burnt off his ELC so he only has to wait two years until his second contract as opposed the standard three.

He has some options to potentially get himself more money but my guess is the last option would interest him the most if he indeed was trying to pull a power move here.

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