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10-28-2003, 05:45 AM
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It seems to me that the only reason they renegotiaded this years contract is to be able to say the deal is for 6.9M/Year instead of closer to 8m. Which makes sense for Burke since he lets his stars salaries be the measure for every other canucks players contract.

Considering he was making 3.7M this year already the extra money put into this is 24M for 3 additional years, which breaks it down to 8M/year. There are probably slightly less incentives compared to the contract he had, so lets say this is a 7.5M/year deal. Not insane, but it certainly will move the demands of other Canucks players quite a bit higher.

I think the Canucks are going to handle it just fine. As long as the team is doing ok they can support a higher salary structure.

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