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Weber signed to offer sheet (TSN: 14 yrs, $110m, cap hit $7.8m per yr.) Part 2
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07-22-2012, 07:49 PM
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$14 M is over 27% of what they spent last year, for just one player. Weber is a great player, but he's not a one-man army. And he just went from being very underpaid to very overpaid within two years. So all that surplus value is gone now.
They have to spend $6 M in payroll over the floor to actually reach the cap floor with Weber (not just this year, but for the next 3 years).
They are in a very big hole if they want to retain Weber at this price, retain their RFAs and actually get better at the same time (make up for the loss of Suter).
Ask the Blues, Oilers, and Ducks what losing one player can do. All three missed the playoffs after losing Pronger. Ask Oilers fans have crippling that was (Oilers are my 2nd team). Just the optics of your best player wanting out is damaging.
The floor won't be the same in the next CBA. The odds are that they won't need to spend nearly as much.
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