Looking Ahead: Our 2012 UFA/RFA's
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07-10-2011, 05:04 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Don't discount that remote possibility that Weber and Parise are also UFAs next year entirely, either.
After this past UFA season, both those guys should be looking for major long-term cap circumvention deals with insane front-loaded money. No telling if Nashville and New Jersey are willing/able to offer that kind of front-loaded money.
In fact, even Kovalchuk didn't get frontloaded money from NJ. The first two years of his deal only paid $6m each. It was the third year and after that jump up beyond $11m, which I always found peculiar. EDIT: So Kovalchuk will get $5m more in real cash at the same time Parise's new contract will be kicking in.
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