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Cristian Ehrhoff Off To Pittsburgh

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Wouldn’t sign with Detroit for 3 years, huh?

Posted by VitoLambruski on 07/01/14 at 11:09 AM ET

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Huh?

Posted by godblender on 07/01/14 at 11:09 AM ET

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Sounds like Detroit wasn’t really into him.
Minny is out on Niskanen, sounds like Detroit might be in

Posted by George0211 on 07/01/14 at 11:10 AM ET

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Nice job Kenny, where were you on this?  If you over pay for Niskanen I will have to get black out drunk tonight.

Posted by BAD_WES on 07/01/14 at 11:10 AM ET

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i think you might see a LOT of 1 yr deals. Once the money kicks in next year from the tv deal and the caps go up much higher the deals will be bigger. GM’s will remain cautious of this in my opinion

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 07/01/14 at 11:11 AM ET

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Wow.

This guy needs to fire his agent ASAFP.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 07/01/14 at 11:11 AM ET

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Wow.

This guy needs to fire his agent ASAFP.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 07/01/14 at 12:11 PM ET

Yup.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/01/14 at 11:13 AM ET

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A one year deal makes sense in a way.  If Ehrhoff wants to erase the BUF stench around him, 1 successful year elsewhere could be a gateway to an even bigger payday again, especially if the cap goes up a lot next offseason.

Posted by Primis on 07/01/14 at 11:18 AM ET

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A one year deal makes sense in a way.  If Ehrhoff wants to erase the BUF stench around him, 1 successful year elsewhere could be a gateway to an even bigger payday again, especially if the cap goes up a lot next offseason.

Plus, Pit is a team in flux. A short deal assures the player a chance to bolt to avoid another Buff scenario if the Pit ship is sinking.

Posted by Tripwire32 from Kay He Mar Heart on 07/01/14 at 11:24 AM ET

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Plus, Pit is a team in flux. A short deal assures the player a chance to bolt to avoid another Buff scenario if the Pit ship is sinking.

Posted by SnLO from the sub great-white north on 07/01/14 at 12:24 PM ET

I can understand the one year deal with Pit.  Just surprised he didn’t go elsewhere for longer term, OR go to Pit for larger salary.  $4mil seems like a steal - maybe he is okay with it since he’ll be getting Buffalo money as well.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/01/14 at 11:31 AM ET

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Wow.

This guy needs to fire his agent ASAFP.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 07/01/14 at 12:11 PM ET

Yup.

Nope, Primis is right.  This is a brialliant move for Ehrhoff.  He’ll put up 40-50 points and be +20 or more (ala Niskanen).  He might be the most sought after UFA next year.  He wouldn’t put up those kind of numbers in Detroit or anywhere else.  And he’s already getting paid by Buffalo.  Brilliant, brilliant strategy.  Even if he gets injuried, he’s going to do no worse than $4 million next year.

Posted by jkm2011 on 07/01/14 at 11:34 AM ET

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So I guess Babcock was serious when he said that he really, really, really wanted right-handed defensemen.

Posted by Hank Scorpio on 07/01/14 at 11:34 AM ET

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