Sure in the real world but with how the media has been writing the whole ordeal and the hard line of 6 million it does matter if they went over it or not and just using a blanket "close" doesn't cut it. We know in hockey negotiations even being 500k apart is a huge gap to bridge.
In Dater's last mailbag he says the Avs got "close" to Stastny's previous salary but he doesn't know exactly how close, which is a departure from what he previously said about the 6/35. Anyone else catch that? Or do we think close and 6/35 mean the same thing?
There was a rumor floated out that the Avs went to 6/39, but I haven't found anything to substantiate it.