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01-16-2013, 04:07 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Phoenix does not have the financial capacity to try to squeeze the Kroenkes at the moment.
Langkow made $4.25M last season in cash. He wasn't re-signed and his position and the corresponding budget space hasn't been distributed yet. And that's with the league-restricted, lowest budget in the league. In fact, the only reason the Yotes aren't being forced to make a trade to take on salary is because the cap floor dropped this season to $44M.
With an owner in place, the budget can go nowhere but up. If RoR is really looking for close to $5M per, the Yotes definitely have the financial capacity to make it happen without really increasing their league-basement budget at all. And if they win the Cup with the lowest budget in the league, all of the Yotes fans will rejoice and they'll make some cable-TV movie about the trials and triumphs of the little franchise that could.
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