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02-21-2012, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by GamerZX101 View Post

With Nash (assuming Dubinsky is traded) we'd have about $13 mil in cap room in the offseason before signing Del Zotto. Everyone needs to calm down about the cap stuff. This debate should be about how much talent we're willing to lose... his contract means NOTHING.

The cap "problems" come in the 2013 offseason when we need to extend Stepan, Hagelin, McD, and Sauer. However, even with Nash we'll still have enough money. And then the offseason after that, Gaborik's contract comes off the books and we maintain great flexibility.

We can afford one more big contract like Nash, especially after knocking off Dubinsky's 4 mil hit. This is the equivalent to signing Nash to a $3.6 mil deal and keeping Dubinsky. Would ANYONE be against that? Yeah , it's a long deal, but Nash is young and he'll be what, 33-34 when the deal is up? That takes us right through his prime.
And if McI develops in the next 2 years you can move Sauer.

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