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05-07-2008, 04:42 PM
The Thomas J.*
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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.

That situation is unavoidable if you plan on going after Kovochuk in 2 more years.

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