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11-23-2012, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ECWHSWI View Post
on top of my head, Minny with Suter/Parize , NJ with Kovalchuk, NYR with Gomez/Redden, Edm with Souray, Buff with Leino, NYI with a pretty long list, TB with Vinny, Philly with Bryzgalov, TML with Komisarek, Habs with a few as well, Pitt with Martin...

and there's a lot more... half of these overpaid players being signed by small market teams...

so really ?

reality is, it's f***ing simple: if you can't afford a 10 Mil player -> DONT SIGN ONE.
The only small market in that group is TB and they paid to retain their own player, not the same as paying a crazy amount for a UFA with a front loaded 12 year deal a la Hossa/Kovalchuk etc.

Some teams can't afford to pay to the cap floor...and they have to.

Plus survival(see Nashville and TB) is keeping your best players, unfortiunately you are at the mercy of the market created by big maket owners right now. Nashville either has to pay a ridiculous amount to Weber or lose him for no immediate help.

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