First quotes are from Army, last quote is from DP.
"It's a risk-reward," Armstrong said. "Both sides are assuming some form of risk in this deal, I think. Obviously the risk for the team on a four-year deal was that there's potential for future injuries, but I think that's a risk with every player. Also, we were taking a risk going with a short-term deal and David staying healthy and continuing off of where he was last year and that 30-plus goal pace. He'd be in a very good spot as an unrestricted free agent.
"Quite honestly, I did have my eyes open a little bit here. Every year, we get to July 4th or 5th and say, 'Wow, did that (free-agent) market really fluctuate?' What would David Perron be worth as an unrestricted free agent in two years if he stays healthy and he continues to score goals at the clip he's scored them when healthy? I thought it was worth the risk and obviously David did also."
Perron said that Armstrong 'summed it up perfectly."
"If I'm having the season that I'm preparing myself for ... I could be leaving some money on the table, mostly for years three and four," he said. "But it's some kind of security that you have."
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