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06-26-2012, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by KINGS17 View Post
Yup, if we are going to repeat the mistake Nashville made 5 years tops is all I want to see.

Rinne got that deal because Nashville was trying to prove to Suter and Weber that they are willing to spend to have a competitive team. Watch how that falls apart now on July 1.
I don't understand how its a 'mistake' to get 7 years.

Sometimes, longer is better since the cap should go up as revenue goes up. By holding the cap hit the same, you are able to spend more elsewhere.

Dustin Brown is probably the best example of a long term contract working in a team's favor. One could argue Kopitar as well.

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