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03-20-2013, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Bieksallent View Post
Acquiring Grabovski at $4m doesn't mean we have to move Booth. The one issue would be filling out the 6th and 7th defence spots with cheap contracts. That's assuming Ballard is shed one way or another and Raymond isn't retained. While not easy, it's certainly doable though, particularly when you'll see more and more depth players signing below their value as the stars take a bigger chunk of the lowered cap. It's a bad time to be a solid depth free agent, at least until the cap starts to go back up.
I don't see it the same way for mid-tier free agents. Maybe if they want to be on very good teams with great stars, they'll be forced to take a smaller chunk, but we'll still have teams like Florida and the Islanders overpay for the mid tier to hit the cap floor.

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Sort of related but not directly, is anyone else pissed off Anaheim is getting revenue sharing, estimated in the $16-17m range? Just enough to pay for Getzlaf and Perry.

They didn't fix anything with the lockout, just changed things around....the cycle continues.

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