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07-01-2011, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by buddahsmoka1 View Post
Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
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Top spenders today (signings/re-signings, total salary): #Panthers $56.6m; #CBJ $33m; #Sabres $30.6m; #Habs $20.3m; #Caps $19.825m.
But Molson is cutting costs!

yea look at things in a microscope.

The Molson's have cheaped out and cut costs.

AK should have been signed to a 2 year deal if not 3. Now we lost him next year or pay him $5m. Cole, Laich and Leino all got $4.5m after he signed and he'll have more points than all 3 of them next year.

Even if AK isn't a part of our future, you sign him longer and trade the asset instead of letting it walk away.

Same thing with Wiz, we could afford the $0.75m extra that CBJ gave him. Then we could have traded him next year for a legit top 6 forward. You don't throw away assets to save a dollar or two now like NYI. You spend now and reap the rewards later.

Just because we signed two contracts today, doesn't make us in the elite spenders of the league.

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