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01-08-2013, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleach Clean View Post
This is an excellent reminder. One that has been glossed over by many fans here. The cap recapture essentially _balances_ the contract, it doesn't just add negative impact to a just "fair" contract. It levels out an "unfair" deal by making it fair, so to speak. I still think the benefit for 6~ years to the leafs/panthers/whomever outweighs the negative impact in the last 3-4 years, still making it good overall instead of just fair.
Not really. The ONLY reason for a 12 year contract is to lower the cap hit. Now that advantage is gone, so essentially there is absolutely no advantage to the contract.

It's arguably 4-5 years of a fair contract with 5 years of BS added on the end.

An excellent point it is not.

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