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Habs to reach Cap Heaven?
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02-27-2013, 12:05 PM
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You'd make an excellent GM. Even as a 3rd line offensive player guys get more.
DD's demands should be conservative and fair but 2 mil is very very conservative. I suspect he may get to 3 mil. It really depends.
A lot depends on if he files for arbitration, probably. I doubt the arbitrator factors 5'7" into his decision. That's probably not a valid comparable. If Desharnais gets himself back up to the scoring pace of last season, his arbitration numbers probably look pretty good. $3.5M is the walk away threshold in the new CBA iirc. Which is pretty high. But by the time all that gets sorted out, the Habs will have a clear idea of the rest of their payroll structure, and it might not matter much.
Bergevin should be in no rush to handle the Desharnais file, anyway.
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