“Dayton probably doesn’t want to hear this (now),” he said, “but I would have signed (for the best offer) before the season started. In my mind, it was going to get done. This is where I wanted to be. I’m just thrilled that it’s done.
Despite that, I don't think we overpaid at all, and I'm not all that bothered at the possibility that we may have been able to put the screws on and saved a few million on a lesser deal.
: during interviews, Gordon was correcting people who were asking about his 4 year deal, telling them its a 5 year deal because he fully intends to use the option. Well, OK if thats true, that'd be pretty sweet, but if he rakes we'll see if it happens or not. (hopefully if he's still worth it in a few years, we just extend again to make 2016 not an issue)