Thread: Confirmed with Link: Stars sign Ray Whitney (2 years, $9 million)
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07-01-2012, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by UnholyPrince View Post
No point of a NMC since he's a 35+ contract anyways right? Even burying him in the AHL wouldn't matter on the cap hit.

10 team NTC isn't a huge deal. If we wanted to move him at a deadline we still could.
They aren't worried about sending him to the AHL for cap savings though so I don't think that matters. The point is ... he's 40 years old, and there's a legitimate risk his game will fall off.

Should his game fall off enough, they could have said screw it and put him in the minors to make room for a young guy. This means he's in Dallas only. As a 40 year old guy, it makes sense to protect yourself from riding a bus ... even if your skills fall off.

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