General Predators Talk Part III
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01-28-2013, 12:31 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
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Frankly, this year's UFA class was pretty pathetic. Next year's is substantially better and we should be able to make better moves.
This has been said by every fanbase for the last 40 years. The pending UFA class always looks better than the previous one because none of the players have been re-signed yet and no one has been overpaid yet. Come mid-July the 2013 UFA class will look a lot like most of the previous ones.
Yes, you have to overpay in free agency, but that doesn't mean that you're giving a 4th liner a $10M contract. And if you go back and look at a lot of previous free agent markets, deals that were seen as overpayment 5 years ago are now in line with market value or even slightly below.
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