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06-28-2012, 09:15 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto, ON
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Yea with the cap at 70.2 million Wideman's cap% is 7.48% compared to
Mark Streit in 2008-2009 signed a 5 year deal at 4.1 mil a year after a 62 point season (in a much higher scoring season) or a percent of 7.23%
Mark Giordano in 2011-2012 signed a 5 year deal at 4.02 mil a year after a 43 point year for a cap percent of 6.25% (nice home town discount)
Dustin Byfuglien in 2011-2012 signed a 5 year deal at 5.2 mil a year after a 53 point year for a cap percent of 8.09%
Wideman's contract is a bit of overpayment versus pervious ufa defenseman but he was the only RH defenseman available.
Yea, I don't doubt Wideman's talents and with guys like Garrison and Carle wanting 5.5, it will get pretty ridiculous. Sign a proven veteran that will help you immediately and also gives you time for prospects/young college signings to come along.
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