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Monday, November 17, 2008

Paul Stastny Signs Five-Year Extension

Adrian Dater just reported that Paul Stastny has signed a five-year contract extension. This is huge and somewhat unexpected news. Not unexpected that he would re-sign, but unexpected that it would be so early in the season.

Maybe Francois Giguere seized on a downturn in Stastny's production - 4 assists in his last 9 games -to drive the cost down a bit.

And that cost? $33M over five years for a hit of $6.6M/year. I think those are excellent numbers when compared to similar contracts.

As DD noted when Kopitar signed, that set the bar and Giguere managed to limbo under it but not by an amount that would be insulting.

Does it mean Stastny won't be an Avalanche for life? No, it just means he'll get a raise for the 2014/15 season.

An excellent signing IMHO.

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kanadienkyle said...


I write over at Illegal Curve and we are doing an Around the NW feature tomorrow and each Wednesday following. I was wondering if you would like to contribute a paragraph or two about the state of the Avs this week?


Shane Giroux said...


I'd love to. Fire me an email at thebatlab at gmail dot com so we can iron out the details.


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