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07-07-2012, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by MsWoof View Post
I doubt Giroux does this, at least, if he's smart he does not.
It could be tougher to get this kind of contract under the new CBA. I think that's why Crosby and the Penguins did their deal now. It's a win for the Penguins salary cap structure and a win for Crosby in terms of guaranteed cash.

Originally Posted by SolidSnakeUS View Post
I'd say wait closer. I mean ****, he's still an RFA after this current contract is done.
Because the new CBA could make teams much more vulnerable to poison pill offer sheets. It's all speculation right now, but if the league attacks the "circumvention" issue by making cap hits equal to AV instead of AAV, a small market team with cap space could send Giroux an offer sheet that goes $14 M, $14 M, $14 M, $7 M, $7 M etc. That kind of offer could destroy the Flyers cap structure for several seasons because the front-loading would not be distributed over the life of the contract.

Originally Posted by sm0ka47 View Post
I hate those contract. The NHL has gotten out of control with them.
That's why you do it while you still can.

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