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08-25-2012, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by MarkGio View Post
Hall at 6 million concerns me from an Oilers perspective. Hemsky at 5 million was concerning too. They're simply not getting hometown discounts. That means Eberle is at least 6 million and Gagne is at least 4 million. Dubnyk, Shultz, RNH, Whitney, etc will be looking for severe pay increases pretty soon I'd imagine. So now they'll have to overpay free agents too. It adds up quick.
Dubynk is already making 3.5 million there is little chance that he gets that big of a pay increase and I agree Hall did not take a hometown discount but as I said even if each of the big 4 make 6 million they will have tons of cap space to bring in free agents, I wouldn't use Hemsky as an example for not taking a home town discount as he wanted a retirement contract and the oilers overpaid him to take a 2 year deal instead.

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