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03-23-2012, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Kershaw View Post
No thanks. Suter will come with a hefty 7-8 mil cap hit and at that point I'd rather use that cash to bring in an impact forward.
This^, but...
Staal value slowly rising from all time low due to concussion. There is enough there for us to gamble on his recovery at least next season before cap dumping him, and his upside to again be bust shutdown D + his spirited play, necessitates that all taken together, we should keep Staal unless overwhelmed.

If memory serves Staal is 4.xm and Girardi 3.x mil, Girardi does not have the cache of the Staal name, but still may yield high enough return. That's enough to swing Suter, assuming he would come here. No body should be offered crazy length on contract.
Overpay by extra mil for 2 years and keep contract 3 years or so, not 5-6 years.

The other factor is Dubi.
Dubi gives us a lot but If we get decent return on his 4.x mil, that is also more for a sniper and Suter.

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