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by Paul on 08/08/11 at 10:25 AM ET
Shea Weber’s $7.5 million arbitration award gives some idea how much money it would cost the Sabres to lock Tyler Myers into a long-term deal. Weber is the best defenseman in the NHL, with apologies to Nicklas Lidstrom.
Myers isn’t going to get Weber money, but you can expect him to collect about $6 million a year when his contract expires after the upcoming season. The smart play would be getting his deal completed before or early in the season before he gains more leverage. A five-year deal for $30 million makes sense for a young franchise defenseman who could become their captain.
-Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News.
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