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06-04-2008, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by FutureGM97 View Post
Sather can't swallow the fact Avery would take 3.325 of that? Maybe he will try to get rid of Backman whose salary goes up to 3.4 million this coming year to cut some dead weight. but there should be no reason for Sather to be worried about money flexibility.
Backman's cap hit remains the same.

Don't forget to factor in Lundqvist's new cap hit starting next season.

Most of all, on top of Avery and Jagr, you still have to resign or replace Straka, Shanny, Mara, Malik, Rozsival and Valiquette plus negotiate new deals for Dawes and Sjostrom. That's a LOT of core players to replace with less than half of the budget remaining. You overpay anyone and it only mean you're going to have to downgrade somewhere else on the roster.

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