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12-29-2012, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Levitate View Post
Also we need to remember that the new CBA will drive down contract prices in the short term at least, and part of its goal is to bring back the "reasonable second contract" that Sather has always liked.

I'm not gonna run the numbers to figure it out but I would say that I think it's entirely possible that Sather and company will try to give out small, one year contracts to the likes of Hagelin, McDonagh, and Stepan, so they can squeeze another full year of Gaborik and Nash together, and then give them bigger contracts when Gaborik's expires and the cap should theoretically be higher anyways (though of course there will be plenty of other guys needing new contracts at that point)
exactly. it's a waste of time - i think - to start worrying about specific contracts. all teams will be in the same boat and the rangers generally run a tight ship, finance-wise. i think things will balance out and they should have about as good a chance as they had before to keep their core together.

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