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09-19-2012, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
LeBrun wrote this yesterday



http://espn.go.com/blog/nhl/post/_/i...crucial-period

How many teams spent like drunken sailors? There weren't many players worthy of drunken sailor money but which teams spent big money? Minnesota gave 2 long term "cheating" contracts worth $98 million each and Philly gave Weber $110M. Those were the only crazy contracts. Both of those owners are close to Bettman. Recoup the money? What money? Its 3 contracts. The extensions to the entry level players start in 2013-14. Even with those extensions and some of the other extensions which begin next season,those teams don't have too much money committed for 13-14. Boston has $57M committed for 13-14. They gave 3 extensions for Seguin,Marchand and Lucic. Minnesota has $51M committed for 13-14. $57M in actual salaries. Even if the cap is set at $64.3M,those teams aren't close to $70.2M. What's the problem? Teams are allowed to spend 10% more between July 1-last day of training camp. Even it was kept at $64.3M and added the 10%,that's $70M. Teams are still below the $70M this summer and they could have adjusted their cap before the season just like other teams have done in previous years. The whole thing is weird. No team is at $77M.

The whole thing is a joke.
Plus, wasn't it Bettman who instructed the GMs to act as if the 70.2m number was correct?

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