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02-02-2013, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by pegcity View Post
The thing is for Hainsey and Antropov, we will need to pay their market rate to get them back which will be IMO higher then the numbers you have shown. I think someone will be willing to give Antro 3.5-4 million a season and Hainsey 4.5-5 million. Both are decent players who can play on the PK and PP. We will need to out bid for their services.
Neither of them is getting that much money. Hainsey isn't going to get a raise . He received that kind of money when he was believed to be a 30-40 point defenseman. Turns out he's not that and no one is going to give him that money.

What you're not taking into account is that this cap ceiling drop affects everyone. There won't be a free agent bidding war frenzy. Especially not for the likes of Antropov or Hainsey. I like them both, but they're both depth players who are north of 30, they just won't command that much in a shrunken market. What teams out there do you envision have the ability (capspace) to drop money like that on Hainsey or Antropov?

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