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02-09-2013, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Numbers View Post
I'm not so sure the idea is so great, because when all your players are approximately the same age they all get raises at same time. Tambellin has made a huge mistake in signing Hall to 7 million long term, because he has set precedent that once you hit 50+ points and you are Nugent-Hopkins, Schultz, Yakupov, they will all get paid 7 million. This could happen 2 years from now when they are ready to contend. This would 35 million tied up in 5 players, even with an escalating cap it would be very difficult to manage signing key free agents. Vancouver is a very well structured cap team, they use all the space, but only have 2 players at 6 million, everyone else is less. Oilers in the future will never have that kind of depth, it will be an extremely top heavy team. I am not convinced this is going to be as good as everyone thinks it will be.
Hall/Eberle are signed for 6 mil. Just saying.

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