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Is Vlasic the only D-man to settle for less?

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08:26 AM ET 07.12 | Often, the nearer to free agency a player gets, the more likely he is to test the market -- but that's not Marc-Edouard Vlasic, who agreed to a five-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season in San Jose. Vlasic will earn $21 million over the length of the contract, a $4.2 million cap hit that almost seems a bargain compared to what some other young blue-liners have made as free agents this summer. ... He has another year to go on his current pact that will pay him $3.1 million and would have been able to test the free agent market a year from now at 26. "To me, I like to have something that's known, secure, already set," Vlasic said. "To me unrestricted means you're not sure what's going to happen."

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July 12, 2012  08:48 AM ET

I guess The Sharks didn't want to be in a pickle at the end of the season?
And why is the photo of Big Joe?

July 12, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Hard to feel sorry for a guy who settled for only $4.2 million a year, but the guy was the "Bread and Butter" of the Sharks defense.

July 12, 2012  09:26 AM ET

I guess the Sharks like Vlasic's crunching checks.

July 12, 2012  09:30 AM ET

"To me unrestricted means you're not sure what's going to happen."

But, that's the fun part.

July 12, 2012  09:34 AM ET

Vlasic said. "To me unrestricted means you're not sure what's going to happen."

Seems to me Vlasic didn't want to be stuck in a pickle of a situation

July 12, 2012  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Vlasic said. "To me unrestricted means you're not sure what's going to happen."Seems to me Vlasic didn't want to be stuck in a pickle of a situation

ok, that's 2 pickle jokes...I used one in the 1st comment

July 12, 2012  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

ok, that's 2 pickle jokes...I used one in the 1st comment

Are you just gherkin my chain? #3's a pickle joke too.

July 12, 2012  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Are you just gherkin my chain? #3's a pickle joke too.

We're in a dilly of a situation here.

July 12, 2012  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

We're in a dilly of a situation here.

It's started out a bit garlicy but it'll end up sweet.

July 12, 2012  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Are you just gherkin my chain? #3's a pickle joke too.

I noticed, it just didn't seem kosher to me, that's all

July 12, 2012  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

It's started out a bit garlicy but it'll end up sweet.

true, these jokes are our bread and butter Canuck!

July 12, 2012  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

We're in a dilly of a situation here.

we are. most people wouldn't relish it at all

July 12, 2012  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

we are. most people wouldn't relish it at all

I'm a bit mixed about too.

July 12, 2012  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

we are. most people wouldn't relish it at all

I hope the late comers can ketchup on all this.

July 12, 2012  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I hope the late comers can ketchup on all this.

This thread has really turned sour..............

July 12, 2012  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I guess The Sharks didn't want to be in a pickle at the end of the season?

Nicely done!

July 12, 2012  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Hard to feel sorry for a guy who settled for only $4.2 million a year ....

Must leave a sour taste in ones mouth.

July 12, 2012  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

ok, that's 2 pickle jokes...I used one in the 1st comment

We relish your jokes, Spiny.

July 12, 2012  11:02 AM ET

You people are STORK raving mad

 
July 12, 2012  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I hope the late comers can ketchup on all this.

they mayo may not be able to, but I'm sure the line eggsplain themselves

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