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07-21-2011, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerEsq View Post
For the Rangers it's better to front load all deals, so paying him less the first two years isn't great.

Most teams don't care about the cap that much because they never hit it. They care about the actual money they pay. Giving a player more money up front means he will have additional value beyond his real worth by year 3 or 4 of his contract.

Nobody wants to trade Dubinsky now, but who knows what will happen in a few years. It's never bad to have players with extra value.
RFA vs UFA years, the latter are more expensive.

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