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02-24-2013, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by dles View Post
Who? I haven't seen a single person not wanting to ink in Ribeiro. My ONLY concern is that he has way too much leverage at this point. He is the number one guy on the team atm and that scares me as to how much he's gonna want. The only way we can afford him at a reasonable price is if we make him think he can get a cup here in the next few year (which is possible) so he takes around 3-4 mil. Cause he has better production that Backy and Ovi and they are making in the 10s of mil and we don't have that cap room with Forsberg and Kuz coming in and the need of some solid defenseman.
What? Backstrom makes $6.7M. Backstrom is also paid to be a 90-point player, with his contract signed right after breaking 100. Ovechkin makes ~$9.5M to be a franchise player. There is absolutely no chance Ribeiro takes "around 3-4 mil." He makes $5M now, and will be getting that at the very least on his next contract. And the Capitals can afford that.

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