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05-07-2008, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by xander View Post
Because this team just committed large money for 5+ years to three players (Drury, Gomez, Lundqvist.) In the short term, the Rangers can afford to pay Jagr 5-6 mil, but if you keep giving out these big longterm contracts, you're going to get squeezed when the Staals and Dubinskys of the world hit restricted free agency.

If you give Hossa 7.5 millions for 7 years, then 3 years from now you will have around 28 million tied up in 4 players. It's not smart cap management.
not if the cap keeps jumping up like it has been. Realistically we can sign Hossa and not be screwed cap wise, as long as we keep drafting well and singing good deals. Which means that we have to lock up our RFA's early to keep costs down low, and stay away from Shanny type contracts. Also remember Drury is only on for 4 more years not for a full 7. The cap is jumping up what 4-6mil this season. That would anywhere from half to 3/4 of a Hossa salary, in 1 year.

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