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Determining The Value Of Steve Ott

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

I apologize for being late to the party on the Steve Ott contract talks, but I just kind of knew they weren’t making progress, so I put it on the backburner.

The talks are cordial, Ott wants to stay in Dallas, and both sides say everybody is happy and open to negotiations. But the fly in the ointment is that it’s really tough to define what Steve Ott is right now.

Is he a gritty third line forward who can kill penalties, agitate and help the team win? Is he a top six forward who can score goals and help make a skilled line tougher? Is he the elusive shut-down checking line center who can win faceoffs that this team so desperately needs?

Because that makes a lot of difference in how a player gets paid.

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