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03-09-2013, 04:17 AM
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Originally Posted by
The Red Line
Is this the only argument you have? Could you expand a little, instead of using the tired and empty "you don't watch him enough" excuse.
It IS possible some of us HAVE watched him play, know exactly how talented he is and can be, and that our opinions still hold value.No one here is saying he is bad, just that he is making an absurd amount of money. In six years I think most Ducks fans will agree, even though yeah... he's having a good 20 games.
Ducks showed their desperation and though they did need to sign him, this will make for some tight cap structuring for the Ducks for the next few years.
Yes, the poster you quoted is exaggerating, but that is the only substantial point in your post that is correct.
First off, no he is not making an absurd amount of money. It only seems that way because of the new CBA. This contract will become the norm for top players in the NHL under the new CBA. For example, both Parise/Suter signed deals worth around $100M last season, Getzlaf will make $66M. The difference is the cap hit, and that is what the lockout successfully changed.
Secondly, in no way, shape, or form does this make the Ducks cap structured in the upcoming years. The Ducks are around $20M under the cap next season and are not a cap spending team, thus this deal will not effect them. All this deal does is set the max for what they will pay Perry. If Perry wants more, then he will have to seek elsewhere.
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