Hockey Widow wrote:Apparently the NYR were willing to commit to an extension for Clow but the Canucks were not. This was perhaps the biggest reason he choose NYR. An extension is expected soon.
If that is the case, Clowe isn't very smart then. He could easily score a big contract this offseason here or somewhere else. Why rushing into an extension now? Unless he worried that he could not perform like he used to or he is afraid to get injured.
Yep that's exactly it, plus he figures he can demand a better price now, even after a crappy season.
Teams that think they are in the hunt are willing to overpay now.
After the season I bet the value of these tweeners goes way down, as there will be a bunch of 2nd & 3rd rounders available but not so much cap space, not to mention a bunch of recent buy-outs. (Ballard & Booth will also probably be available for cheap after getting bought out)