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01-06-2013, 04:14 PM
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Unless i'm wrong, Gaborik, Callahan, and Lundqvist all hit UFA at the same time. We'd have to have all three of them take a paycut to stay, doesn't seem likely.
Not to mention Girardi, Stralman, Boyle, Pyatt, Rupp are up after that year. Don't see any way we'll be able to keep Henrik, Gaborik, Callahan and Girardi with the commitments to other players as well.
Who knows what will happend with the cap though going forward.
In a time of horrible financial climate and so forth, the cap has constantly gone up year after year after year. I have no doubt what-so-ever that the cap would have kept going up like that without this darn lockout. But who knows now how much of a hit the league has taken. There are plenty of people out there saying they won't spend as much and so forth.
In the end, I don't think it will be that bad and I think the cap will keep going up over say a 5 year period. That could give us room. But who knows.
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