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07-02-2008, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by rydlar View Post
I vote no... and that's only because of contract length. My fear is that if the Canadian dollar weakens, the salary cap won't continue to rise as it has been the past couple of seasons. This would leave us in a difficult situation with Gags & Cogs in the coming seasons.

My plan A would lean towards a Jagr or Demitra for 2-3 seasons.. assuming Hossa is only looking for the long term.
I'm on this wavelength too...

The salary cap is very soon going to start rising slower than salaries have been rising, and a day of reckoning is coming IMO. I'm particularly concerned that offer sheets are going to be common place because the taboo is gone and because compensation levels are becoming less and less relevant. So if the Oilers are barely have cap space to at least threaten to match offers, the prospect pool could be thinned out pretty quickly.

I vote no. Emphatically.

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