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Some Quick Notes
posted Jul 27, 2006 at 03:33AM

I am waiting for the Schaefer arbitration hearing to be concluded before putting up the revised salary worksheet. As you know Kelly has been signed (only one year) for .75 million while Chris Neil was signed for 3 years at 1.1 million a year. It doesn't really change the bottom lines from my projections (I had them both at .942 million).

I think Kelly is being undervalued at .75 million and if they had offered him close to a million, he would have signed for longer. A key guy on the PK and someone in my pre-season line up that I have playing as a third line winger with Vermette and Eaves. I would project him as a 20 goal scorer if he could play with those two for the whole season.

I won't begrudge Neil his 1.1 million dollars, but if he was a stock, then quite a bit of good news has been priced in before the fact.

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