Ales Hemsky for Kyle Okposo
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07-09-2012, 10:19 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Red Deer, Alberta
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Why do fans,knowing Wang's tight budget,think the isles would want to pay the oft injured Hemsky $5m per?
Why not shop him to teams with deep pockets,willing to gamble that his injuries are behind him?
And please,don't use the 'he and Tavares would be great together' line.The much cheaper Moulson and Okposo,have shown that they have strong chemistry with Tavares.
Because its an elite level player who is only being paid 5 million. And IF he gets hurt, its 5 million off the cap, but Wang will have that contract insured (usually for 75% of the total value), so he will be reimbursed if Hemsky misses extended periods of time, while still having the cap hit. Less money out for Wang is a good thing in his eyes.
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