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09-07-2011, 11:02 PM
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What, so we're going to let JVR walk when he's 28?
In 3 to 4 years, we're not going to be worrying about how to pay for forwards. We're going to be worrying about how to find the money to pay for the no. 1 UFA D we're going to need to sign if anyone wants to compete for the Cup.
You have no idea what the defense will look like in 3 to 4 years.
But I can say with more certainty that allotting cap space for Schenn and Couturier will be an issue in 3 or 4 years if we are planning on still contending. Therefore, it's best to go for a long term steal with JVR than have to give up big money when his short term deal expires.
If we gave him a 3 year deal for $3m per year, that would very likely mean giving him a $5m deal some time around when we will have to be extending two young blue chip forwards and an established star in Giroux.
That would be irresponsible cap management. Not this.
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