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06-28-2012, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by KINGS17 View Post
Of course the agents use other players as a point to negotiate from, that's their side of the negotiation. Management is allowed to make counterpoints.

There are other comparables out there other than Rinne. If anything he is quite a bit outside the norm and it is obvious as to why that happened.
It's not really that out of line.

Rinne $7
Lundqvist $6.875
Ward $6.3
Miller $6.25
Backstrom $6.0

I'm too lazy to see what their cap hit % was when they signed their deals, but the NHL and NHLPA just set the 2012-13 cap at $70.2 million. I'm guessing that $7 per season is the going rate for a top 5 goalie. Do you think that Quick is not a top 5 goalie?

If the CBA lowers the cap, I expect a salary roll back too.

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