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01-29-2013, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by BonkTastic View Post
Either would be depressing though, IMO. The way Bouwmeester is playing this year, with his $6.8mil cap hit, he's a tough pill to swallow.

I really don't want anything to do with any contract that was deemed "bad" in the old $70mil cap world. Those deals in the new, reduced cap next year are jumbo-sized salary cap poison-pills. Pretty much ties your hand in the UFA market by eating up so much free $... and with the cap going down, and with some teams still near the ceiling, it's going to be a buyer's market.

I'd rather not miss out on the upcoming UFA season: the Sens have positioned themselves to really be able to get some prime pieces at rates that will seem like great bargains compared to the past couple of years. I mean, look at Subban's contract - prices of players are going down. I really don't want anything to do with what will be hyper-inflated contracts for guys who couldn't even earn their payday in a $70 mil cap world, let alone a $64mil cap.
What if the Flames ate a chunk of the Boumeester deal? J-Bo around 4.0 looks really appealing

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