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11-11-2012, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by therealkoho View Post

agreed the supply of high end elite type does not exceed demand
Surely thats a typo? If not, I wish our team was so lucky as to be in your talent-a-plenty shoes.

Originally Posted by therealkoho View Post
Long term front loaded deals are disingenuous and imco detrimental to the league's health. A team like Nashville could afford one of those ridiculous amount of outlay but not two of those type of deals. Going forward while still a very solid organization they now have little to no chance to bring a cup home, how long will the fan base support this situation becomes the question.
I still dont get this. Even with a long term deal, there is still an individual player cap. Currently its $14 mil. Can Nashville afford to pay the individual cap limit for a player? Yes. For two players? Yes - they made such an offer.

By structuring deals for these types of franchise players, that the owners, GM's, teams, and fans all like to lock up on cap friendly team building deal for the long term, GM's save cap space and money, and owners even get non-cash expenses at the end of the contract to benefit even more.

To force 5 year terms with no variance would only ensure that Parise, Suter, and Weber would all have signed 5 year cap max contracts of $14mil, with annual raises of 5-7% written in to acknowledge the inevitable revenue growth to come.

Does that actually help Nashville?

Nashville could afford 5 years at $14mil and then a 2nd contract after that of $12-12-6-6-6 and then a 3rd at $6-3-1-1-1, but if we roll all those up into one long contract they suddenly cant afford it?

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