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01-28-2013, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by DenverHabsFan View Post
But that's why that bridge to nowhere stance is retarded. If you're building a contender, you need the core locked up at a reasonable long-term cap hit. As it is, we're just going to get a bargain for two years and then pay a lot more for PK's longer contract. Why not try to have all your young core players signed for multiple years at the lowest possible cap hit? What's strange is that the Hawks have their core all on long contracts and that's why they've been a force for a few years and many more so why is MB being so principled here? We're essentially going to pay 2/5M and then 8/56M instead of signing him to 5/25M now and have a better idea of our cap situation for the next five years.
I don't mind the bridge contract, especially since this year will be prorated to approximately 40 games for PK - depending on when he signs... if he signs... Essentially, it's a 1.5 year contract. But the rumored 2.5mil/per is retarded. It's OK for Bergevin to offer a brigde contract to PK' UFA, but the offer should be bringing the two sides together. Isn't this what a bridge is for?

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