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06-21-2012, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by phillyfanatic View Post
How much do you think it would take to prevent Nashville from matching an offer sheet? A 7.8 million deal front loaded with 12 million per year for the first X number of years could prevent them from signing? It would certainly prevent them from making a profit in those years.

9 years at 7.8 million
Years 1-4 @ 12 million per
Years 5-9 @ 4.44 million per

Compensation per annual salary cap hit: $6,268,176 $7,835,219: Two 1sts, a 2nd and a 3rd round draft pick.
I believe they calculate compensation based on the first five years or the highest five which means compensation would be 4 1sts. That would certainly make Nashville consider if all they are getting is the compensation you suggested they match, keep him for a year and trade him for more than that. Even for 4 1sts they might do it.

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