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03-21-2007, 01:24 PM
eco's bones
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Have to think we are talking at least 5 million per.
1) arguably our best player
2) plays the most critical team position

Buffalo's Miller to me is not an exactly a fair comparison in these respects--The Sabres are notorious for lowballing everyone. The playoff issue may at this point in time have some bearing however there is no doubt that Lundqvist is playing his best right now when the team has needed him most. I don't see him as anything but a clutch player. No doubt his agent is going to point to an Olympic gold medal as proof of that. This is a player that to me you lock up and try to lock up for 4 years minimum. You can build a team around him. As for Montoya on the horizon--you give him every opportunity you can also but it's best to deal with him when he's proven himself in the NHL and when it's time to deal with him.

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