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Lecavalier to Toronto???
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07-05-2011, 11:05 AM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Toronto, ON
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And please dont rehash the self admitted Forbes article that is written on guesstimates and speculation, and only talks about hockey operations and not the entire big picture of what Vinik purchased in TB as an investment.
Go ahead. Ill wait.
i'm pretty sure i'm arguing with an 8 year old, but anyway i'll try and break it down for you.
profit = revenue - expenses
Your team's payroll was $50M last year, even with a salary cap of $59M.
Your team didn't even bother raising ticket prices for the first round of the playoffs
As of today, your payroll is at $49M, without Stamkos and Purcell signed.
Bergenheim clearly couldn't be afforded.
Even if your owner allows payroll to go $55M, Stamkos needs to be willing to take a DRASTIC paycut AND you'll be kissing Purcell (and subsequently much of your depth) goodbye, unless he's willing to play for Florida oranges.
Got it, cupcake?
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