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02-15-2012, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Northern Neighbour View Post
Not really given the cap at the time.

In 2006-07, the cap was $44M and Lidstrom had a cap hit of $7.6M. That's pretty close to the maximum value a player can have, and Lidstrom's cap hit was among the highest in the league (may actually have been the highest).

In 2008-09 at the age of 38 and coming off a so-so season, he still received a 2-year, $14.9M contract ($7.45M cap hit). The cap was $56.7M.
Yeah really, at any time.

Nicklas. Lidstrom. He could have signed somewhere else for more money.

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