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01-31-2013, 02:04 PM
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So the isles get help paying Kessel's $5.4m salary for the next 1 and 1/2 seasons. What about after 2014, when they try signing him to a multi yr extension? Who sees Wang wanting to pay Kessel $7m-$8m per?
and I think it's silly to pretend the isles don't have budget issues. What, bury your head in the sand and pretend they don't exist?
If kessels the piece that puts the islanders into the playoffs, past the first round in the time leading up to his ufa status, the islanders will make enough money to justify raising an internal cap.
I know you're hesitant because your franchise had been screwed by bad management, leafs fans sympathize, but if you have a piece like kessel help get you into the playoffs and make you a threat, why wouldn't you want to pull the trigger?
Grabner is a free agent looking for a raise at the same time as kessel, he puts up another 30 goals he could easily ask for 6 million. Is it preferable to have him at a mill or two less than kessel?
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