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09-07-2004, 09:22 AM
Brent Burns Beard
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Originally Posted by Scheme
in today's system, those two superstars would be worth $8-10 mil each in the current system .
thats not entirely true. as RFA, they are worth what you are willing to pay them, since in the NHL no other team makes RFA offers.

secondly, Todd Bertuzzi, by all accounts one of the top players in the league, just signed a deal for less than 7m per season. Alfredsson signed for less than 6m. Keith Primeau, another franchise type player, signed for less than 5m per season.

for a team like CGY, if they actually had 2 players worth 8m each (and they dont even have one at this time), there decision making process comes down to this:

1) are they in a position to be a contender ? if so, then sign them both.
2) if they are not, then why would you even want to pay16m for 2 players, even if you could afford it ?

even in todays system, "rich" teams trade players because they dont want to make the investment in them.


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