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01-26-2013, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Gil Fisher View Post
I wonder if Brian Little will be a cap casualty this offseason. With the raises Wheeler and Bogosian are going to command, the brass may want to turn Little into prospects. I like Little, so it'd be unfortunate, but our core is getting expensive. Buff, Ladd, Kane, Enstrom, Wheeler, Bogo, and Jok are all in the $4-6m range next year.
I agree Bogo and Wheeler will get big raises but I don't think this will impact Little too much. He currently has a 2.4 M cap hit and would likely get somewhere in the 3.5 - 4 M per year range, so you are only looking at 1.5 M difference. With Hainsey and Antro's contracts expiring you have 8.5 M right there. Jet's are not up against the cap ceiling so there is lots of room yet. I would hate to lose a valuable 2nd line guy like Little. If we are ever to contend we need the type of depth and versatility he provides.

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