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11-22-2008, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by CantSeeColors View Post
That's still not an inconsequential amount to save. Of course you don't do it if he can still play, but in year 7 of that deal he'll be 36. $6.5M is an awfully high cap hit for a guy who might be nothing more than a third liner/PP specialist by then. Replacing him with an $850k rookie might be worth it. Still, the best hope is that he either keeps up his production or retires so we're not in this mess to begin with.
More specifically, if you're looking a few years out...you're going to have to consider the Carter, JVR, etc. contracts that will need to get paid. A couple million can go a long way.

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