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12-29-2009, 03:38 AM
Join Date: Oct 2002
I don't have a problem giving him $10 million or whatever he is asking even if it does seem to be overpaying comparing to other stars of this league.
Every team as a few players that are overpaid by a million or two. I say I rather have one of those 'overpaid' players as the best player in the team rather than a goalie who can't get on the ice or top 6 winger or defenseman that isn't producing.
Also if it means that the team will have to get rid of the internal cap then it shows me that ownership are serious about playoff ambitions. The NHL has a salary cap to restrict team spending, I don't understand why Thrashers need to further restrict themselves compared to the other 29 teams in the league. I know that currently the Thrashers are making a loss due to poor attendance and season ticket sales but I am pretty sure the Atlanta Spirit Group is making a profit through it ownership of Philips Arena which more than offsets any loss the Thrashers are currently making.
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