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Stewart Signed 1 Year Contract


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A couple guys, like Plekanec are being signed to one year deals because they have to prove themselves after lack lustre seasons.

Ya I guess, but It's hard to judge if Stewart had a lack lustre season after only playing 16 games ( near the end of the season too)...In fact I think he did quite well in the NHL

I think it's because we can't really afford to sign him any longer. ;)

I find it hard to believe that money is the issue....what's his cap hit like 500-600K?

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He's signed to a 1-year deal because he'll be a spare 4th line player.

I think Gainey has learned his lesson, and will no longer be devoting huge fraction of the salary structure to role players like he in that post, e.g. Francis Bouillon, Steve Begin, Georges Laraque.

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He's signed to a 1-year deal because he'll be a spare 4th line player.

I think Gainey has learned his lesson, and will no longer be devoting huge fraction of the salary structure to role players like he in that post, e.g. Francis Bouillon, Steve Begin, Georges Laraque.

i agree i like all three of these guy's but they are just not core players! :D

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Why sign 4th liners to long term deals? I like Stewart and what he brings. He's a solid depth signing for us this season capable of picking up the slack from Laraque being injured most of last season and likely this one as well. But next year Archer may be ready to step up and take this role and even possibly Laraques, so why not a one year? Let him show what he can do and he may get a long term deal at that point. He's just a sophmore now anyway

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Ya Metropolit was a waste of money, but I really think that we'll like Moen...the kid plays with a lot of heart...Stewart plays hard too so I see big things for him

Difference being Moen is signed for 3 years at $1.500/season and Stewart is signed for 1 year at $500,000. In my opinion the Moen deal is about $300,000 - $400,000/season overpaid.

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Difference being Moen is signed for 3 years at $1.500/season and Stewart is signed for 1 year at $500,000. In my opinion the Moen deal is about $300,000 - $400,000/season overpaid.

Maybe, but how else are we going to get a third/fourth liner of his caliber in Montreal....and maybe in 3 years Stewart can replace him

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Maybe, but how else are we going to get a third/fourth liner of his caliber in Montreal....and maybe in 3 years Stewart can replace him

I guess... :(

However, when you have to start over-paying 3rd and 4th liners to play here you have a serious problem.

Either way, I think the Stewart deal is exactly what we should be paying a 4th line player. 1 year, $500K.

Let him earn the extra couple thousand on his next deal.

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Why sign 4th liners to long term deals? I like Stewart and what he brings. He's a solid depth signing for us this season capable of picking up the slack from Laraque being injured most of last season and likely this one as well. But next year Archer may be ready to step up and take this role and even possibly Laraques, so why not a one year? Let him show what he can do and he may get a long term deal at that point. He's just a sophmore now anyway

And I am sure the kid did not want a long term deal at 1/2MM/yr. It works for both parties

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