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07-06-2012, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Shorthander View Post
Except that you need to replace those players and if this week has shown us anything, its that Minnesota has to overpay badly to attract good UFAs.
Every team over pays for UFA's, but in this case, the Wild did NOT offer the highest contracts. Both players left $10+mil on the table from other teams to sign with Minnesota.

Plus, if the Wild get what they hope to out of their extremely talented pool of prospects... we have a cheap influx coming of home developed players that will cost much less, and they would only need to supplement a player here and there to fill in any gaps still left.

The Wild are sitting PERFECTLY in terms of future cap and future talent.

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