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06-08-2012, 08:25 PM
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The salary cap was 50 million when we signed Timonen at 6.3 mil, which was 12 percent of our available cap space. If the cap goes up to 73 million as some predict (It is 73, right?) and we sign Suter for 7.5, that alone would be 10 percent of our salary cap...equivalently less than Timonen got. We could probably offer him a little over that if we really need to/Homer decides it's worth it. Homer likes spending extravagantly, so he might decide to do that.
As far as past precedent goes it wouldn't be shocking if we were to sign him for 7.5-8 million. It would certainly make our cap situation more interesting than it already is. Could that cost us Voracek, Simmonds, or both down the road? Others? I don't know, and it's vodka martini time so I'm going to stop with this math crap before I hurt myself. I'll let others ponder that.
It was a different situation then with the Cap. The Flyers weren't tight to the Cap and had plenty of space.
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