Jesse Spector at The Blueshirts Blog wonders if the recent Predators signing of Patric Hornqvist to a three-year, $9.25 million contract will give the Rangers and Marc Staal a jumping off point in contract negotiations...
Here are the similarities Spector mentions between Staal and Hornqvist...
• Hornqvist is 12 days older than Staal.
• Both were drafted in 2005 - Staal in the first round out of the Ontario Hockey League, Hornqvist in the seventh out of Sweden.
• Despite the disparity in their draft slots, their entry contracts were quite similar - Staal’s three-year pact was worth $2.48 million, while Hornqvist made $2.14 million over the past three seasons.
...i don't care what the similarities are. Let's get this done already.
...unfortunately for Staal he has no leverage right now. He must be dying for a team to send him an offer sheet.
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