Thread: Confirmed with Link: NHL and NHLPA approve re-alignment
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02-26-2013, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by joe89 View Post
I do think they're cheapskates, but at the same time this has proven to be a good formula in the cap world. It sets a precedent for the next and next and next contract to also take a cut, so it goes beyond the $ O'Reilly will make. Players more than often do adjust to what the other players on the team make, especially when it comes to re-signings. If a player sees someone he looks up to make $4M, it's natural for him to think "why should I demand more?". Few wants to be seen as greedy in front of their teammates.

STL has a good track record with the RFA bridge deals and shows why it works. Backes, Oshie, Perron, D'agostini, Berglund, Sobotka etc. When you get the ball rolling things get easier. Short contracts also keep young players sharp.
Avs did offer ROR 17m/5y.

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