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08-21-2012, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by MsWoof View Post
The reason the cap hit is low is because of the length and the NMC. The contract doesn't start till next year which means he's playing under the new contract from 30 to 36 years of age. If he ages slowly, life is good.
The extra years lowered the cap hit, the movement clause might have as well, but it's also likely that he wanted one because everyone gets traded.

I'm not usually a fan of longer contracts for older players, but the cap hit is definitely low enough to make this a good deal. I would have been fine paying more in terms of cap dollars to not have the contract hamper the team in 4 years. I don't think that will be the case here though unless the cap starts shrinking.

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