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07-20-2012, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Everyday Im Hagelin View Post
What's the difference between signing a declining player at age 31 (Redden) to a 6.5 a year contract, and signing a 35 year old to a 2 year deal at 5 a year? Both contracts take you to 37 years old, and quite frankly, Doan is much better than Wade Redden at age 35.
Uh, because you can't erase a 35+ cap hit in the minors? That was clearly my point. If Doan bites it after year one, you can still probably move him as guy with one year left on his deal. On a three year deal? There is a potential time bomb of two years of being cap-****ed. Screw that.

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