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Hurricanes agree to terms with Pitkanen

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Way too much...this'll end up being another financial anchor to drag around like Kaberle. So much for the thoughts from some people who believed part of getting rid of Cole was to lower the salary cap hit. This guy is only making 500k less than Cole this year, will be at his present salary next year, and exceed it the last.

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Pitkanen is a gamble. He really hasn't had great years the past two years, and he's been traded twice in his young career. Hopefully he'll prove that he's worth losing a guy like Cole to obtain.

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Pitkanen is a gamble. He really hasn't had great years the past two years, and he's been traded twice in his young career. Hopefully he'll prove that he's worth losing a guy like Cole to obtain.

He's also been on some pretty bad teams. Looks at who he's played for Philly, Pukesburgh and Edmonton.

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Way too much...this'll end up being another financial anchor to drag around like Kaberle. So much for the thoughts from some people who believed part of getting rid of Cole was to lower the salary cap hit. This guy is only making 500k less than Cole this year, will be at his present salary next year, and exceed it the last.

seriously...take off the hurricanes'-colored glasses. this is a FANTASTIC deal. look at what guys like redden and rozsival got paid. even mark streit is making more in his first yr than pitkanen. we have never had a guy w/ the potential to really be #1 d-man. this guy has all the tools in the world. no way in he-double-hockey-sticks that cole would have re-signed here next yr for the same amt. i'm EXTREMELY pleased w/ jr's moves...

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For the way defensemen are being signed (Finger--3.5 million), this is a great signing... The negativity in this thread is incredible!!!

I agree on the money part, and as far as the negativity goes...I totally agree. He hasn't even suited up for a practice yet. Cut him some slack. Save the negativity until after the first pre season game.

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Pitkanen is a gamble. He really hasn't had great years the past two years, and he's been traded twice in his young career. Hopefully he'll prove that he's worth losing a guy like Cole to obtain.

He's also been on some pretty bad teams. Looks at who he's played for Philly, Pukesburgh and Edmonton.

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Compared to what most defensemen are getting this is a good deal based on Pitkanen's talent level. If we'd kept Cole we would've had to pay him more than this and you're never sure if he's going to get back to the player he used to be.

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For the way defensemen are being signed (Finger--3.5 million), this is a great signing... The negativity in this thread is incredible!!!

Just what I was thinking.

Commodore signed for like $3 a year so when a guy like Pitkanen is younger and has lots of promise you are going to pay big money. Or perhaps you all would have rather seen him walk away and then we lost Cole for nothing?

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Way too much...this'll end up being another financial anchor to drag around like Kaberle. So much for the thoughts from some people who believed part of getting rid of Cole was to lower the salary cap hit. This guy is only making 500k less than Cole this year, will be at his present salary next year, and exceed it the last.

the point of dropping coles salary was to in turn spend that money on a d-man.

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Way too much...this'll end up being another financial anchor to drag around like Kaberle. So much for the thoughts from some people who believed part of getting rid of Cole was to lower the salary cap hit. This guy is only making 500k less than Cole this year, will be at his present salary next year, and exceed it the last.

Let me ask you this, would you rather pay Pitkanen this deal or Finger his deal?

After all the crazy signings that when on yesterday, Finger, Campbell, Commodore, people actually think this deal is too much. :unsure:

This is actually pretty darn reasonable. We are taking a chance on him that he will hit that potential by the last year that we are taking on Gleason. People were happy with the Gleason contract, but he is still a question mark as well. Just b/c people are upset that we had to give up Cole, you shouldn't look at everything negatively. Look around the league and find me a contract where a puckmoving, offensive defenseman isn't getting overpaid.

Plus when you hear he was asking for $5M per from Edmonton, this is cheap.

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