Found September 10, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
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GLENDALE, Ariz. Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said Monday that the team has had preliminary conversations about a contact extension for forward Radim Vrbata, who is entering the final year of a three-year 9 million deal. That is significant news in its own right, although nothing is imminent. But check out what Maloney said about the possibility of extending Vrbata. "Hes been a very good player for us and weve had great value for what were paying him, Maloney said. I feel like were always fair in our contracts -- my idea of fair and other camps' idea may be different -- but when you look at his numbers, hes probably earned more. Maloney has a remarkable penchant for candor but this was groundbreaking stuff even for him. When is the last time you heard a GM admit hes not paying a guy enough as he enters a contract negotiation? The thing is, Maloney is right. When you look at Vrbatas stats the past four seasons 90 goals and 181 points in 272 games its clear that hes ...
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