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06-13-2011, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by SDig14 View Post
True, though there is still a lot of inherent risk in taking on a contract that has 11 years left and takes the player to 38? IIRC, that's right.

That's just such a LOONG time. I mean, he gets to 33 and gets a serious injury, which would still give him 6-7 years of solid hockey, but then you're left with a brutal contract for the last 5 years.

I don't think it really lowers Carter's value, but I think it does seperate the return from being great and being exceptional. If that deal has 6 years left and not 11, I think the Flyers would get a ridiculous return for Carter.
people always use this logic and it doesn't make any sense to me.

the league salary cap has been on a steady increase nearly every off season.

in 3 or 4 years, jeff carter suddenly has one of the best cap hits in the league.

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