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04-03-2012, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by TaLoN View Post
It was a completely practical opinion imo and I agree with him.

Playing time impacts contact offers. You don't gift $1 mil/year to a player you can't count on.
Well there are two different perspectives here.

From Fletcher's perspective, the ~$1M you could negotiate down makes literally no difference. We are so far under the cap, and unlikely to find players to throw that space at, that $1M extra for 1 year literally won't affect our roster in any way, shape or form.

From Leipold's perspective, I completely understand why not to throw that kind of money at Lats. But that's a personal and/or financial decision, and not a hockey one.

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