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02-07-2013, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Goulet17 View Post
It is hard to imagine that the Avs would not match any offer unless it is extraordinarily high in terms of annual salary ($5.5 M +). The Avs have a large amount of cap space and one of the wealthier ownership groups in the NHL. That same ownership group has greenlighted large UFA signings and very high payrolls over the years.

It seems like it would be hard for the Avs' management to ultimately survive not matching an offer sheet with their jobs intact.
Yeah but don't they have an internal salary cap? Have to think that's played a role in these negotiations, especially with Stastny at 6.6 (?) Cap hit.

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