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10-16-2012, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by
Lebrun tweeted that ELC's are 2 years in the latest offer. Probably not good news for a team that seems to want to operate on a pretty strict budget...
Depends on how you look at things. Going by an example given on offside:
Compare paying Erik Karlsson at the end of his
second year: 45 Points -30
third year: 78 Points +16
Which is better for the team on a strict budget? Now of course there are guys who have stellar first years and then suck. Point with two years over three years it is will create a greater gap between your second contract and your UFA years. A team explains to the player they don't have a handle on them after two years and signs them to a 3-4 year deal instead, and then the third contract is the big one once a team knows what they have.
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