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01-28-2013, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by pepperMonkey View Post
You are only thinking short term, as in the next two years. Assuming he continues to play the way he has the last two years, or more likely, play better, whatever savings you get in the next two years would be blasted and the Habs will end up paying more long term. So which is more important? Short term savings or long term savings? Besides, 4-5mill is only overpayment if he regresses in the next two years.
There is no savings. Habs will always spend to close the cap. This isn't about the organization being "cheap", it about spreading the wealth suitably. Whatever goes to PK won't go to other players. PK can't win the cup by himself. Also the habs have the advantage to give one more year to PK that other teams can't. He'll get his long term contract, he just needs to wait a bit.

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