Thread: Rumor: Letang Offer
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03-29-2010, 02:58 AM
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The difference is Scuderi and Orpik were not getting the big shutdown D money at a time when they weren't playing like ones yet. Scuds played for a paltry 725k cap hit before he left, and Orpik made under 2 million IIRC. They improved their game and THEN got paid. Not immediately after their ELCs were through.

I don't want to dump Letang, far from it. But we cannot afford to overpay for his services at this point of his career. We already did this with Staal to a certain extent which makes it even more important that we don't do it again and worsen our cap situation even more.

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