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Blues resign David Perron 4yr/15.25 mil
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07-06-2012, 05:56 PM
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That may be, but it is still dressing it up, the contract is backloaded. We only have 4 players, excluding ELCs, signed through 2014/15. This coming season those 4 guys (Perron, Backes, Jax & Polak) earn $12.2m and in 2014/15 they earn $15.15m. That isn't an insignificant difference, and we also have to factor in all the raises to our RFA's adding to the salary between now and then as well.
If we are still going to be a budget team in 2 years, even if that budget is a little bigger, then it does present a problem.
You are forgetting to factor the decreases in salaries as well. Jackman just took a paycut, guys like Langenbrunner and McDonald will either not be with the team, or have taken a paycut by that point. Players like D'Agostini, Sobotka, or Arnott might leave via free agency to pursue a larger role on a different team.
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