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04-27-2009, 05:40 PM
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Well, take a good hard look at him this season, for starters, before penciling him in for next year.
Secondly, as with any 35+ player, I'd really think long and hard about any deal longer than 2 years, the cap hit be damned, since the penalties for player contracts at that age are greater.
We could very well lose more money than we'd save by giving Gonchar a long-term deal than maintaining our roster flexibility, especially as Goligoski and Letang develop.
I agree with this. First off, structural change is inevitable if the cap actually drops 10% in a season. What that structural change is...nobody knows...which is why you don't make hasty decisions this offseason. Thus, the only extension I would give is to Letang, even though he'll get more than the $2.5 million you estimate.
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