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Wolski deal a gamble/potential Grachev fallout
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01-16-2011, 12:52 PM
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Kreider's entry level max would $900,000. Say he gets $400,000 in bonuses. His cap hit is $1.3M. Without the bonus cushion,it's $1.3M and not $900k and we will worry about if he makes the bonuses later. The lack of a bonus cushion next season will hurt many teams and players.
The lack of a bonus cusion is an issue.
But, I'm not sure they would hold back a young player they regard so highly because of financial reasons.
They could cut some fat to allow Kreider's 1.3 to fit under the cap. For example: Prospal, Christensen, Boogaard.
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