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07-19-2012, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by flyersfan9180 View Post
The Preds said they would match the term and money, but they never said anything about the bonuses. They could have offered 13 years 98 to Suter, but for 7.5 million in salary every year. They might not be comfortable giving out large bonuses like that because they are a cap team. Players are looking for that money up front now, and it also gives them insurance against a lockout. I'm just throwing ideas out there...
It's possible but they knew Suter and Parise were looking for signing bonuses as lockout insurance. The same thing happened with last year's top FAs. I may be wrong, but I'd have to think they realized that was the cost of doing business and they were prepared for that cost. Of course $26M is different than $20M and everyone has a limit. Maybe it will be theirs.

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