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06-17-2013, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Ola View Post
If you have alot of cap room you can often sign players to good contracts. Its when you are forced to cut down on years to save 250k one season that you end up loosing young good players for nothing down the road.

Its maybe not the most convincing argument, but we lost Nylander, Avery and had to give Rozsival the big buck because we where really cheap with them the first and second go around.
Exactly, give Stepan and McDonagh long deals in the $5-5.5M/year region (why not 8 years). They may be seen as unnecessarily expensive right now, but will in all likelihood be bargains down the road. Since we don't really have anything better to spend that cap space on, it is a good way to set us up for future success.

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