Just because he demanded more money than he's probably worth, doesn't mean he's an egotistical entitled brat.
I cant say I am surprised. Everything about him screams gigantic ego and huge sense of entitlement. Its too bad Buffalo gave him that huge contract. When a person who already has an enhanced sense of self has that feeling validated, it can lead to bad things. Hopefully I'm wrong, or if not, hopefully he gets a reality check and wakes up.
He's a really good player, hes a 2way center who's great on the defensive side and produces offensively like a lower end #1c/ high end #2c. Teams around the league are finally realizing how vital two way play is. Especially in the playoffs, and these guys are going to start getting paid like they higher end offensive guys have historically been over paid.
I don't think he's worth that much now but with the cap continuously rising were going to see more and more guys with cap hits over 10m, and after a few years, as long as he continues to play well, and develops a bit more offensive punch, hell be a bargain.
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