Thread: Speculation: Burrows & Edler
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06-13-2012, 11:03 AM
Barney Gumble
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Originally Posted by MikeK View Post
Agreed. This is hard for a lot of fans but it's very true. Sometimes a team has to know when a deal just doesn't work. We all love Burrows and if he is willing to sign a 3 or 4 year deal at $3-3.5M per then fantastic. If he wants $5M or more on a longer 5, 6 or even 7 year deal then Vancouver HAS to say thanks but no thanks. That is a dangerous contract to give a then 33yr old forward who bashes and crashes every night. At some point over the next few years Burrows is going to start breaking down.
Considering only one player on this team has a contract longer than 5 years (and he's being dealt), not sure why you keep bringing this up. Longer term deals tend to *LOWER* the cap hit in any event (unless you happen to think some GM is going to pay Burrows $6+ million on a shorter term deal.

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