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06-14-2013, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by truck View Post

We should take over contracts of older players who aren't living up to their salary...

Instead of...

Signing a younger players who may not live up to their salary?

You are looking at acquiring expensive, under-performing assets any way you look at it.
Take Rich Peverley for example. $3.25 for the next 2 seasons. Regularly a 40-50 point guy, and all around game is pretty good. Also has experience on one possibly two stanley cup winning teams. He had a down year, but most Bruins fans don't want to unload him, but the writing is on the wall. They need to get rid of somebody to sign Rask and others. They're in cap hell. We could get him plus Khudobins rights for a song.

How much would a 40-50 pt guy go for in free agency? Dupuis is a good example. Had one good year, and is going to be paid in free agency. It will be a 35+ contract, and odds are it will be more and longer than Peverleys contract. Yet on average they have very similar production over the past few years. Bozak reportedly wants 5 big ones, yet he only produced 28 points this season. Ribeiro is 33 but will get a contract that takes him past 35, that dude is going to get paid.

I think Chevy would be wise to sniff around for the leagues leftovers. There are teams that are in cap hell and we need to take advantage of that. Hell that's how we got Ladd and Buff.

Look at the age of a lot of the UFAs in this years crop, lots of very old players.

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