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01-08-2009, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyHigh View Post
I don't think so. I mean hypothetically, what if the cap stays at 56 mill? If Carter puts up 45 goals for the next 3 seasons, he will find a team that will pay him 7 mill, even with the cap stagnating. A team like ATL or the NYI with no long term commitments would absolutely love a stud like Carter to build around and they'd be willing to pay a lot for him.

And there's no way Briere is waiving his NMC, he moved down here, he signed an 8 year deal, he put his kids in school here, he's staying, so I don't think it's realistic for him to decide to pack up and leave.

And I think we'll be in more cap trouble than most teams, let's look at our 3 year commitments.

JVR (assuming he signs, which he will)
Lupul
Briere
Gagne
Carter
Richards
Kimmo
Hartnell
Carle

That's literally 41 mill in commitment we have without including JVR. Lupul leaving isn't going to solve that. Guys are going to get dealt and Gagne is one of the very few on that least who will be relatively expendable.
Lupul is less expendable than Gagne?

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