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Mats Zuccarello Awesome (Appreciation thread part III)
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07-02-2014, 05:00 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
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If they were smart, they'd sign him to like a 1 year, $2.5M deal and then immediately sign him to a 4 year extension beginning in 15-16 worth like $18M. This way the AAV would be 2.5M this year and 4.5M for the next 4, rather than $4M for ever year.
Except if he has another 60 point season, he will be looking at way bigger offers than 4 mill. He wants to stay, but I don't see him giving a discount in 2015 if he already did it in 2013 and 2014. Locking him up at 3,5-4M makes all the sense in the world.
What they could do is give him a two year at 3,5 and then start working on an extension after the first year if he keeps up what he did this year.
I still think a 4 year at 3,5 is the likely outcome ,
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