Devils Financial Situation
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07-01-2012, 11:44 AM
Join Date: May 2007
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Today will be the biggest telling point of all either way. If Zach walks, the organization's status quo meme won't be enough, there has to be some indication of what they actually offered and I think there will be unless it's so far below what he winds up getting that letting everyone know would confirm our financial woes. And like you said earlier, there DEFINITELY has to be an explanation if Marty walks, for more than finanancial reasons.
Take this one to the bank...
It's not the offer that is below market but the structure.
Parise could have been done last year on a LT multiyear at numbers everyone agreed.
Problem is salary timing, not term and amount. On a cash basis the club cannot afford premiere players on a normal payout, they need salary backended. That doesn't work for players who can demand and get frontended contracts.
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