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03-08-2013, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by JimmyTwoTimes View Post
I get what you're saying, but what the team has to pay for a guy really doesn't matter. It's all about the cap hit. So all of the guys you are mentioning, teams are way better off with those considering the cap hits. You're exactly right though, that this will now be the standard.

Getzlaf just happens to be the first one since the CBA...that's why people are comparing. Nobody will care once they see other contracts over the summer. Even ROR's contract was high according to standards before the CBA.

You can't compare his contract to Crosby's because its simply not comparable. That won't stop the casual poster from doing it though.
It does matter, every team has 64m cap hit. But smaller market teams couldn't afford to fill it because of back diving contracts and how much the owners have to pay players.

If you have 3 players that take 5m cap your only losing 15m cap space. But you pay each player 15m (45m) that year its expensive. Your going to use less cap space because thats what you can afford.

But now you have 3 players (Perry/Getzlaf/Ryan) who each are 8.5m cap, your now using 25.5m cap space, but also only paying 25.5m to them. You now have 15m more to spend on players before reaching the same amount spent.

Crosby might not be a big deal, but compared to Minnesota. If they get Perry and Getzlaf they are paying more cap hit then them. But fork out less per year compared to Parise/Sutter and can afford more players. So for a team like Anaheim who is 20m under the cap can afford the cap rise while paying less per year so they are taking a cap hit, but paying less then other top players, hence why Getzlaf is cheaper(while on a team with cap space) then other players because he hurts his team less financially.

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