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07-02-2007, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
Sam pointed out that Sather has options with Lundqvist. Since he's a RFA for 2 more years they can sign him to a short term deal now with lesser cap implications, and then lock him up long term in a year or so. So they might agree on a one year deal for 4.5m, and then sign him to a 6 year 33m deal next summer, once they clear a bit more cap room.
Ryan Miller and Cam Ward have the same contracts-3 years/$8 million

Miller signed his last summer and Ward signed his a few weeks ago

Miller has taken Buffalo to back to back final 4 appearances and Ward won a Cup

The $4.5-$5 million figure is in a long term deal-6/7 years

Why 1 year for $4.5 million when his peers are making an average of $2.6 million?

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