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08-16-2012, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
There are two market factors at work here with any change in Hartnell's salary.

1. Salary cap spike. (trending upward)
2. Hartnell's age. (trending downward)

Meanwhile there are other similarities at play in the market:

3. Hartnell's playstyle and production has remained largely consistent at the same level.
4. Hartnell was a UFA when signed to his last contract and is a UFA once again.

So basically, points 1 and 2 are the only possible outcomes to effect his salary in any significant way.

Unfortunately for Hartnell, these two factors may either counter each other or, should the salary cap drop with a new CBA, actually hurt him.

He will not be getting a significant raise either way; not unless he pulls 65 points again this season. I don't see that happening.
Wouldn't hartnell's age be trending upwards? He's not getting any younger

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