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07-22-2012, 10:21 AM
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So. . .as of June 30, Poile was perfectly fine with offering big, long-term deals to both Suter and Weber. Both were going to have cap hits somewhere around $7.8 million. That was a given. Even if the $$ were laid out on a completely pro rated basis, this means that Poile was prepared to pay Weber+Suter in excess of $15 million in both the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons. That's $30 million spread over the September 2012 through April 2014 period.

Instead, he has to decide whether to pay Weber $28 million in two big installments - now and July 1, 2013 - and another $2 million in paycheck installments. Sounds to me like very short term financing.

Admittedly, this means that we have to ice a $500,000 guy instead of a legitimate #2 for a couple of years, but so what? The next 12 years are amazing.

What am I missing?

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