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01-05-2013, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by RandV View Post
If the salary cap is going to be $60 million then it's entirely likely that Higgins and Lapierre won't require a raise. In my opinion they've earned one, but wit the sudden cap drop these are the guys that are going to be hurt the most. Every other good team is going to be struggling with their own cap problems and wouldn't be able to afford to poach them with a raise, and the teams that have cap room have no incentive to spend but if/when they do it's going to be a huge buyers market. Maybe a team will look Higgins or Lapierre's way, but that's a gamble and could end up with them having to accept a minimum wage contract to stay in the NHL or end up in Europe, as has happened to other players in the past who at the end of summer were left without a contract and no one had ca space to sign them. So there best bet will likely be to resign with us at around the same value, on a short term deal so they can try free agency again when the caps gone up.

I still think Edler is going to cost us $6M though.
Just my opinion, but I don't think Edler will be here next year. I too think he's gonna cost upwards of 6 million a year! I just hope like heck Gillis has enough brains to trade him before the deadline if he's not signed, I don't wanna see him walk away for nothing. Teams would pay a good price for him, even as an upcoming UFA.

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