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#1 estreetcrew3

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 08:55 AM

Can't wait for more info
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 08:58 AM

NO ARBITRATION!!! WOO HOO!!!!

You just made my morning :)
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 08:59 AM

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 08:59 AM

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:07 AM

Good news, obviously, though I'm curious as to what the terms are. At least we know no one's feelings are getting hurt.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:07 AM

TG also confirmed.

Could we please change the thread title to be more descriptive? People would like to be greeted with "Zajac avoids arbitration" I think. :)
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:10 AM

Here's a link to TG's currently small article http://njmg.typepad....avis-zajac.html
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:13 AM

No terms yet but apparently it's multi year.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:16 AM

I was really shocked that Zajac had elected to go to arbitration it didnt seem in his character.

Im very please that has been avoided and we have locked up a huge peice of this teams future.Its going to be really interesting to see what the terms are, personaly i thik it will be a 3 year deal with him making steadily more each year something like:

1st year: $3.75mill
2nd year: $4.5mill
3rd year: $5.0mill

Cap hit: $4.41 Million
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:19 AM

Great news!!
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:26 AM

WTF is twitter even... I just SOOOO do not want to go there..... It's stalking and exhibitionism... I HATE that crap -- these boards are bad enough... blah! :argh:
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:26 AM

1st year: $3.75mill
2nd year: $4.5mill
3rd year: $5.0mill

Cap hit: $4.41 Million


If the devils signed him to that, I would be extremely disappointed.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:29 AM

I was really shocked that Zajac had elected to go to arbitration it didnt seem in his character.

Im very please that has been avoided and we have locked up a huge peice of this teams future.Its going to be really interesting to see what the terms are, personaly i thik it will be a 3 year deal with him making steadily more each year something like:

1st year: $3.75mill
2nd year: $4.5mill
3rd year: $5.0mill

Cap hit: $4.41 Million


You have Zajac making $4.5 mill and $5.0 mill in the second and third years of this deal based off one breakout year? Look at Zach Parise's contract...Zajac isn't making anywhere near $9.5 mill over the last two years of such a deal.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:29 AM

Good news, hoping for good terms.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:33 AM

Good news!

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:48 AM

YES! This is wonderful news!
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:48 AM

I'm going to predict:

4 yrs
3.75m cap hit

Looking forward to the information. And excited to have Zajac signed without having to endure soul-stealing arbitration.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:49 AM


I was really shocked that Zajac had elected to go to arbitration it didnt seem in his character.

Im very please that has been avoided and we have locked up a huge peice of this teams future.Its going to be really interesting to see what the terms are, personaly i thik it will be a 3 year deal with him making steadily more each year something like:

1st year: $3.75mill
2nd year: $4.5mill
3rd year: $5.0mill

Cap hit: $4.41 Million


You have Zajac making $4.5 mill and $5.0 mill in the second and third years of this deal based off one breakout year? Look at Zach Parise's contract...Zajac isn't making anywhere near $9.5 mill over the last two years of such a deal.


This is what I based the numbers on:

When Parise was signed he was offered a deal (which he straight off which he accepted) which was structured with him receiving less at the start and eventually increasing (Parise is making $5mill in the last year of his contract). The contract Lou offered was fair and everyone was pleased because it had Parise taking a little less initially that most here thought he could get (I think a lot of people thought that contract was a steal by Lou).

So when it comes to Zajac, (unless Lou completely low balled Zajac ,which may not be a surprise) I would have thought Lou would have offered a very similar Parise type deal to Zajac with Slightly inflated numbers due to the current market.

The fact that Zajac decided to go for arbitration means that he was looking for more and thought that the offer was not substantial enough, so if Lou didn’t Low ball him then he Lou would have to come up with a better offer thus meaning Zajac could take home more than Parise.

That’s just my line of thinking on it.

If you want for the second year of that contract you can make it the same figure as the First but I still see it coming in at around $4 million cap hit.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:57 AM

WAy to go Lou! Damn now I wish I waited to order my jersey I would of gotten Zajac but I was afraid he wouldn't be around in a few years. Maybe next year!
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:58 AM

Hooray this is awesome.
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