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06-11-2005, 12:42 PM
Join Date: Aug 2002
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That in the above post is interesting rumour ..
What would be the best plan of attack here .. Buyout Nolan and Leetch say (giving them money up front and then smaller Cap friendly deals because you invested a lot of future to obtain them ..
Or do you pick Mats and Eddie .. Mats has 3 or 4 years left .. So the buyout at 2/3 per year would be huge amount of money .. but then if you turn around and resign him for 4 years at $ 2.0 mil per .. You have your franchise player at minimum Cap hit each year.
Tough call .. what is the better move going forward ..
Perfect exemple right there! If you buy out Sundin and he becomes UFA, there will be a bunch of teams that will have plenty of room under the cap to offer him 5-6M/year. Why would he come back to TO for 2M? Especially if his goal is to win a cup, he'd be much better off signing with a contender which I don't think the Leafs will be.
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