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07-04-2012, 06:33 PM
Barbara Underhill
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
You could argue that Zach is now overpaid as well...but at least MIN didn't have to give up anything to get him. Put another way, if Rick Nash was a UFA would we be happy to sign him for 6 years at 7.8M per? I think we would probably feel that we paid a bit too much, but such is unfortunately the case when you sign UFAs. However, when you add assets to the mix he becomes even that much more expensive. I know he would help us...but when you are a max cap team it's really important to get as much value out of each player. It's really next year and beyond that I worry about bringing in another 7M player. I know Gaborik only has 2 more years on his deal...but we still have 5 RFAs to sign next summer.
Depends on the assets, I am clearly not suggesting gutting the team to get him. Sather obviously feels his salary isn't an issue considering he wanted him at the deadline, so I think that is a moot point.

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