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Habs to reach Cap Heaven?
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02-27-2013, 11:10 AM
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I think your avatar speaks to your "for sure" comment. You don't know what they want and some times, players will take a discount or choose a different team in the right situation.
It's not always just about the money. If they feel they can be kept together and be brought into a team that's already at the top of the conference, they can be the missing pieces to a perrenial cup contender, than what's a half million to a million bucks if you can be part of something big and enjoy all the perks of playing in a hockey crazed environement at it's best. Last time Habs were in the eastern Finals, Montreal was insane. Players like that and want to be part of that. It does have a real dollar value.
I don't see them taking a discount to go to Montreal and pay higher taxes.
Plus one factor that will increase the cap hit of UFA's is that contracts can only be 7 years, so no Parise or Suter 13 year 98 million deals. Those contracts over 7 years are 71 mil so 10.14 mil cap hit. I think it will lead to deflation(lower cap plus higher cap hits), those players will get less money due to the cap, but i still see the overall cap hit higher than Suter and Parise's 7.5 mil for Perry and Getlaf(assuming they hit full UFA)..
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