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07-02-2012, 08:40 AM
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So, all the "scrubs" as they're called around gets overpayed but the best UFA of them all won't? I promise he'll get the league max, or very very close to it.
He will not get close to league max. That's the point of a long-term contract. Front-load it like crazy and then let it drop off at the end. League max is what, 12 million/season? Not going to happen. He won't be anywhere close to that. It will be a Richards-esque contract.

The forward UFA crop is TERRIBLE. Suter is a top-5 player at his position, it's not even arguable at this point. He is entering his prime. If it creates a back-log of talent isn't that a good thing? That is when a trade makes the most sense.

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