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07-19-2012, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Chancellor Vitale View Post
Kirk: it would cost him LESS if your 7yr, $63M thing (not sure where that came from) is true. Right now his hit is being calculated at around $7.8M. The hit you're talking about would've been $9M.
Yes, the cap hit is better than Poile was looking at.

BUT, the money being paid over 7 years is 86M, not 63M.

THAT is over 3M more per year than Poile would pay over 7 years.

Still, Poile was prepared to keep both Weber AND Suter.

He'll match and allocate less to Suter replacement money.

I still say what he gets in return-- the ability to have all of Weber's prime years and then to trade him anywhere and anytime thereafter for what most assuredly still would be a bounty-- is worth it.

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