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06-28-2012, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by mplspug View Post
So they qualify him to guaranteed money and no one wants to take a risk on him by topping that offer. Then Minnesota is forced to tie up $2.5M in cap space for a guy that has averaged less than a dozen games the past 2 seasons. And for a guy who apparently wants to be close to his family.
If he signs it, yes. However if he has no intentions of signing, it simply secures his rights. Additionally, if he did accept the deal and stayed, and is out for any significant time... he's on LTIR and they don't really tie up anything. LTIR salary is paid by insurance. Meaning he takes up cap space, but that means little to a team that's not a cap team... It's still crappy asset management to let a RFA walk for nothing. Same goes to Colorado and Mueller. Someone will take Mueller at 2.5m.

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