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05-09-2006, 09:07 AM
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Do you think McCabe is clearly of more value than Zidlicky ? Did Zidlicky take less to stay in a comfort zone ? If it's perceived that he did, it may not have that much effect on the market value.
I think having a salary cap puts a bit more in the minds of a GM. It's not as cut and dry as it was before. The "market" for a d-man of Zidlicky's caliber really isn't equal for all teams in the league...
If there are 3 or 4 teams requiring a top 4 d-man then the price will go up for sure. I'm not sure this signing will make a lick of difference, if anything it just removed a d-man from the mix of available guys - which means the supply goes down - and the demand goes up for the remaining ones. Demand goes up, price goes up, etc.
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