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06-17-2013, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Mystlyfe View Post
Joining the Caps early helps him burn a year off of his ELC quickly. I see him doing it for that reason alone, unless he doesn't make the Olympic team and wants redemption at the WHC.
IINM he'd be signing a 3 year ELC if it's '13-'14, or a 2 year ELC if it's '14-'15. So there's a bit of extra bonus money probably, and I guess it affects his RFA clock and such, but I don't think it actually helps him burn a year.

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