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06-18-2009, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by tiz View Post
Didn't Detroit just toss a couple contracts that took players into their late 30s/40s?

Yeah - DET is the king of the "extra" years to lower the cap hit. I think there is a difference thought when they have been a model professional franchise for the past 15 years, and they are locking up key players to post-season success.

Probably not a bad deal for both of the Sedin's, given the cap hit, and possiblility of them retiring with 2-3 years left on the deal to drop the big cap hit at the end.

Just a warning to some people though- when you buy out players with front loaded contracts, the cap hit on the back end is greater than the cash paid, so it can be really hurt to go down that path.

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