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08:22 AM ET 06.08 | In a sign of the times, Colorado's David Jones inked a new deal, reportedly coming in at four years and $16 million. Did the Avs overpay to keep a guy who scored 37 points last season and wasn't always among top six forwards? Probably, they did a bit, yes. But that's always what happens when you sign your potential UFA guys. You have to pay a premium to keep them off the open market. ... [He's] scored 20 or more goals the last two years. Those guys don't grow on trees anymore in the NHL. He's got a good, accurate shot. He's a smart player for the most part. He's scored 20 or more goals the last two years. I would say this: Jones needs to stay on a line with Paul Stastny.

The Denver Post

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June 8, 2012  08:31 AM ET

that is a contract Brian Burke could be proud of

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June 8, 2012  08:37 AM ET

If this sets the market price for 20 goal scoring wingers, it probably put PA Parentaeu at like $4.5M per season. Looks like he'll walk from the Isles. Thanks Avs!!

June 8, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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Nah. Twenty goals is first-line production for Burke. He coulda gotten $7 mil from him.

Just as long as it wasn't front loaded. That's the important thing to B-irk.

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June 8, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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Mhm. Remember Jason Blake? Yeah, sometimes, losing guys who go all superstar on ya in their UFA season isn't a BAD F(@&*(G THING!

Good point. He scored 40 with the Isles, cashed in and sucked since.

June 8, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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Good point. He scored 40 with the Isles, cashed in and sucked since.

and John Druce?

June 8, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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Good point. He scored 40 with the Isles, cashed in and sucked since.

The NHL should get something in their CBA like the NFL has, where they can cut a player if he isn't performing. What's the incentive to go all out when you've got more money guaranteed for the next three years than a normal person would spend in three lifetimes?

June 8, 2012  09:33 AM ET

He would probably have commanded a bigger contract on the open market.

June 8, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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The NHL should get something in their CBA like the NFL has, where they can cut a player if he isn't performing. What's the incentive to go all out when you've got more money guaranteed for the next three years than a normal person would spend in three lifetimes?

I like your idea BF.

Game of the day. Let's name the rule after a player. As in....

The Luongo Clause.

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June 8, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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The NHL should get something in their CBA like the NFL has, where they can cut a player if he isn't performing. What's the incentive to go all out when you've got more money guaranteed for the next three years than a normal person would spend in three lifetimes?

been saying this for ever (should be in all sports)
A Central Pillar in the Spiny Norman platform/

But....the other side of this is, that owners must also be accountable for trying to put a competitive team on the ice. Or...as in Futbol...you get relegated

June 8, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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Nah. Twenty goals is first-line production for Burke. He coulda gotten $7 mil from him.

Or ... he'd trade him to the Bruins.

June 8, 2012  09:44 AM ET
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I like your idea BF. Game of the day. Let's name the rule after a player. As in....The Luongo Clause.

Ahem, with all due respect Canuck, I believe the Rickety Clause would be a little more appropriate.

June 8, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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Ahem, with all due respect Canuck, I believe the Rickety Clause would be a little more appropriate.

That's why it's a contest.

(and BTW...I agree)

June 8, 2012  11:45 AM ET
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He would probably have commanded a bigger contract on the open market.

Probably after the Wings nosed around they couldn't let him go to their old rivals.

June 8, 2012  11:46 AM ET
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The NHL should get something in their CBA like the NFL has, where they can cut a player if he isn't performing. What's the incentive to go all out when you've got more money guaranteed for the next three years than a normal person would spend in three lifetimes?

You have a certain Pen or two in mind??

 
June 8, 2012  01:00 PM ET
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You have a certain Pen or two in mind??

The only one I'm thinking of now is Fluery. Maybe if Sid can play a whole season without getting his bell wrung he'll earn his pay.

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