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06-18-2009, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by nuckfan in TO View Post
why? they've signed 2 guys to such deals... how's that being a lot more successful lately? The Elias deal by Jersey was done a few years ago, and that may be the first deal done under the salary cap to lower a player's overall cap hit... and while Detroit has gotten 2 such contracts, Philly has signed 3 players with the same type of strategy (Richards, Briere, Timonen) before Detroit signed either of those contracts... prior to those deals for Zetterberg and Franzen, all their other deals were the same as any other team's.

again, this isn't a new concept by Detroit... it's following the type of deals other teams have done.

Detroit gets credit because they are Detroit... nothing else!
Don't forget Rick Nash in Columbus.

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