Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Blues re-sign T.J. Oshie (5 years, $4.175M per)
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07-20-2012, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Halak Ness Monster View Post
Is anyone surprised we are backloading all of these contracts?

We still haven't even spent to the floor yet. Why not leave a little extra room down the road when Pietrangelo and Shattenkirk are making about 11-12 million combined?

Is it just a case of the Blues wanting to turn a profit right now?
Backloading technically makes the contract cheaper over the course of the contract, since money today is worth more than future dollars. If they save money today they can invest the difference and use the earnings to pay back the future contract value or something like that.

Also, it's probably a nice feeling for the players to get a raise every year.

I don't think the real money differences are going to have a big impact on signing guys like Pietrangelo later.

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