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07-21-2011, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by BrooklynRangersFan View Post
As I said in the arbitration thread, I have no problem subtracting MZA - but then who plays 3rd line RW? Avery? With no one else to sub in if he goes off the rails/into a funk? While I realize this would make many fans happy, I personally think it's a bad idea (and I'm fairly certain Torts would agree).



Actually, it's not bad cap management.
Girardi, Gabby and Hank come up in 3 years.
Dubi and Staal come up in 4.
Depending on the term Cally signs for (ideally 5 years), you've got 'em pretty well spaced and you target all the guys with an additional RFA contract to come for 4+ year deals next time, which would take them out effectively 6 years from today.

And bear in mind that things will change from this year til next, never mind 2016.
Not to mention the cap will tick up each year (most likely) till then. Going into the three year mark, there might be enough open space to add another 'elite' level player, and then take a serious run.

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