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12-31-2012, 02:02 PM
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While I disagree with Higgins given the cap decline. Perry will definitely see offers north of 6M, and Pittsburgh may just headline the rush. With an amnesty buyout clause, they could get rid of Martin, let Cooke and another FA walk and get rid under 60M.
Pitts would then be screwed the next year when they have to literally re-sign an entire d-core. Buying out Martin would leave Pitts with zero d-men signed beyond 2013/2014.
I just don't see how Pitts can fit in 3 forwards at 7+ mil while having Neil and Fleury on the books. That's approximately 35 million tied up in 5 players...
Pitts could use Perry as a deadline acquisition, but won't be able to compete if he goes for that big contract as a FA. It'll be teams lacking franchise forwards who will throw 7-8 mil at Perry.
I'd be downright shocked if Perry, after hitting the UFA market, signs for anything less than 7 mil.
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