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05-07-2013, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Grind Jam Grind View Post
Those have higher cap hits though. Myers got a contract similar to what Wizneiwski got as a UFA to CBJ. Lucic just got his third contract. (Unless you're talking about the 2nd, which is again, a cap hit over 4 million.) Both Letang and Giroux got signed for under 4.
The point is, the Pens gave him more money than he deserved based on his play at that time. In doing so, they were able to keep the cap number down because he had already gotten money up front which kept the cap number down on the back-end.

Some teams like to do that. All I was showing is that when you do that, you are also susceptible to having an Olezs or Frolik situation as well where the player does not replicate it. Letang was good offensively, but no where near as good as he is now.

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