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05-13-2013, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Tonellisghost View Post
DL will match up to the $3.5 comp level (assuming it has gone up from the $3.134ish) without any doubt in my mind. It gives us JB for another year and while it would make him expensive as a back up with JQ having just had one back surgery and us being in a win now mode it makes us allot better off all things considered.

It also gives us a year for the market to change and JB's value to continue to rise. We aren't in the Canucks situation but we do have the best 1-2 tandem in the NHL and that is a great asset to a team that built itself from the net out.

That said DL is a control freak and would do anything to maintain control of what happens with his best and most movable asset for as long as possible.
I would agree if the cap wasn't going down. But with the cap going down there is no way that he can afford to match an offer in the 3M range. It would mean loosing other assets because of it. We only have 13.9M next year. And we can pick up another 3.5 on LTIR for Mitchell if he isn't back. But we only have 14 signed. And paying approx 9M of your 64M cap on your goal is a very bad idea.

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