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03-10-2004, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Kodiak
According to Fish's site:
Jagr: $6 mil
Holik: $8.85 mil
Dunham: $3.6 mil
Poti: $3.1 mil
Kasparaitis: $4.2 mil

Total of: $ 25.75 mil

But that is only for 5 players. Another 18 players will need to be with the big club for the season. We can assume that Sather will sign a couple of free agents and go with mostly kids. If the average of the rest of the roster works out to about $1 mil a player, the payroll still tops $40 mil. If (and this is more likely, IMO) the average salary works out to about $1.4 mil per player (close to league average), the payroll will top $50 mil. That's a hell of a lot for a rebuilding team. Hell, that's a lot for most contending teams.
Except that most teams young players aren't making 1MM on average. There making somewhere between 300k and 750k (I believe anyway). I think 1MM average for young players is a lot.

Now if you figure that we are going to sign free-agents to go with young players, then its a different story.

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