People need to start changing the way they look at contracts.
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07-20-2012, 06:06 AM
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The problem with large multi-year contracts is that you never know where the cap will fall year to year. It has always risen since the lockout but that could very well change moving forward.
I feel like you are starting to tread into unchartable territory guessing on contracts like Weber's.
I can see that, but I think that the default assumption should be inflation and the erosion of value of dollar figures, because that's the natural trend in any healthy economy. I agree with the OP that a lot of people have developed a reflexive sticker-shock at certain numbers (the $7 million mark, the $5 million mark, etc.) There are many who keep pointing out that the cap has risen, that you have to overpay in UFA, etc. but it still doesn't seem to be enough.
Any free agent with medium-high talent seems to get at least $5 million these days. If you're demanding your GM be active in the summer FA pool, try to get used to these figures, and especially don't be a dick in other fanbases' signing threads when they sign a 2nd liner/2nd pairing dman to what is actually just the current going rate.
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