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07-02-2005, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by mooseOAK
Which players? I imagine that top notch free agents will still be signing for the market price before the new CBA, less the 24%, which is still going to make them more expensive than a lot of teams can afford.
I think you could not be more wrong. You will not see teams overspending on guys over 31 like they were doing. Not even close. You will see teams investing more in their core guys in their prime and trying to buy out their arbitration/RFA years by offering multi year deals before they get to arbitration. If you are expecting players like Holik, Guerin and Turgeon to get the same type of deals then you are sadly mistaken.

The original point however was that there will be buyouts and these players will still get jobs, just for much less money.

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