Thread: Confirmed with Link: Blues resign David Perron 4yr/15.25 mil
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07-06-2012, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by bluemandan View Post
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.
I am comparing 2012/13 to 2014/15; the Jax paycut, Langenbrunner and Arnott don't come into that because they aren't on the books for the coming year (at least yet).

You can talk about Sobotka, D'Agostini and whoever else leaving, but their roster places will still need to be filled. McDonald will be gone, along with his $4.2m salary for the coming season, but if Pietrangelo gets a contract around $6.5m then that is a rise in the amount we are paying him of around $5m... so there goes that saving and we still have a roster place to fill. Plus the raises to Shattenkirk, Berglund and maybe Stewart, Russell and Cole getting modest bumps.

It isn't like it isn't manageable, it is just somewhat odd that we aren't trying to somewhat offset the significant rise by frontloading some deals.

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