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06-27-2012, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by mikelvl View Post
Chiming in from Boston, Wideman is atrocious defensively and he will make horrific blunders in his own end. Yes, your powerplay will be improved, and he eats minutes but my gut feeling is you will want to get of this contract well before the five years is up. I thought that $5m plus is what you would want to pay a no.2 defenseman type and he is not that.
You're a little behind the times. An ever increasing cap means players salaries rise too. $5M is pretty standard for an offensive top four defensemen in the UFA market.

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