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02-15-2013, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
Not to mention with the new CBA, players can actually make more money on their deal if they stay because the team can sign their own players for up to 8 years as opposed to the 7 years available to other teams.

By most accounts, Getzlaf -- and his wife especially -- really enjoys SoCal and wants to stay. However, there's a decent chance that Perry and Getz are a package deal to any team that's interested. Even if we trade Gaborik and exercise a compliance on Richards, there's just no way we'd be able to afford them both. $7M+ for each. Right back in the same boat we started in when it comes to retaining our own guys. And that's assuming we can ship out Gaborik without taking on salary, which is virtually impossible in itself.
Even if it was plausible from a cap perspective, I still wouldn't be for it. That's just too much shake up and change for a team that just traded two young homegrown players for Nash after finishing in first place. These players aren't interchangeable parts. This team isn't a position to do something crazy like that.

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