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Suzuki Signs 8 Year Extension @7.8 Mill

GGpX

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Could it backfire? Sure it could.

But it also could have gotten much more expensive had we waited. Who knows, maybe Suzuki has an offensive breakout season (I think he'll end up as a 60ish point player if all goes well) and the ask is no longer $7.8M but $9M.

Regardless, there was no other choice. He's our top center, and while he isn't a #1 center, he's a #2 center on virtually any team in the league not named Pittsburgh and Toronto.
 

Krustchev

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Could it backfire? Sure it could.

But it also could have gotten much more expensive had we waited. Who knows, maybe Suzuki has an offensive breakout season (I think he'll end up as a 60ish point player if all goes well) and the ask is no longer $7.8M but $9M.

Regardless, there was no other choice. He's our top center, and while he isn't a #1 center, he's a #2 center on virtually any team in the league not named Pittsburgh and Toronto.
He’s well on his way to becoming a very good no. 1 center . . . . just not a Matthews, McDavid or Crosby.
 

lecoqsportif

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His numbers will never the same as the super elites, but when he’s on the ice he’s typically the best player out there regardless of who they are matched up against. Massive IQ, could be a perennial Selke contender.
 

Habsy

Yes, I'm kidding people.
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He is his own player. Part Bergeron, part Yzerman. If he settles in at 70-80 points I'll be ecstatic.
 
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