Thread: Salary Cap: Habs to reach Cap Heaven?
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02-27-2013, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Blind Gardien View Post
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.
As you pointed out in the thread, if we can get an upgrade at C or Perry on wing, the loss of DD is pretty irrelevant. That being said, saying "If DD asks for 2 mil, he can walk" is a little bit much. It's not a matter of Getzlaf vs DD at that point. It's just a matter of letting a guy walk at 2 mil, that doesn't make sense to me as he'd prob command 2.5 right now easily.

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