Thread: News Article: Jones to have hip surgery
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05-05-2009, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by phlocky View Post
Thank god we are stuck with him or thank god his contract expires next season

Lol, I'm pretty sure I know the answer to that one.

Well, lets try to find some possitives in this one guys. I'll go first and I have 2 things I can think of. First, maybe he'll be out for at least half the season again next year too Second, with it likely that we are stuck with him for all of next year we will at least have the money to give Coburn and Parent their raises after next year. Like I've said before, Jones is out so that + 2.75 mil in cap space; Coburn goes from 1.3 mil to 2.75 mil, -1.45 mil and a net + 1.3 mil in cap space; Parent goes from 850k to 1.3 mil, -450k and a net + 850k in cap space; Marshall takes Jones spot on the bottom pairing, -850k for a net zero dollar change in cap hit.
What you guys didn't know was that when Holmgren signed Jones to a $2.7m deal he was really setting the marker at how much he's allowed to spend on Coburn and Parent. That way he wouldn't overpay he paid Jones...****

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