Monday, September 15, 2008
Pominville sets deadline
According to WGR 550 Sports Radio: Jason Pominville has set a Friday deadline to get a deal done with the Sabres. Agent Norman DuPoint said he and Pominville have agreed they do not want negotiations going on once Pominville gets to camp.
DuPont said they don't want distractions going into the season, and that the Sabres are aware of both the decision and the deadline. He declined to discuss specifics about the talks, but said both sides want a long-term deal. DuPont would not handicap the chances of reaching an agreement on Friday.
DuPont said the sides will speak every day this week.
Expect a long term contract of at least five years and between $5-$6 million per year.
This confirms what I said on September 8th, that Pominville doesn't want to go to the Sabres camp unsigned!