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06-29-2013, 03:17 AM
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Originally Posted by StanDarsh View Post
Gagner at 5 mill with any term will make it impossible to keep all the young core around. One of them will have to go, can't have Yak at 6,Nuge 6, Hall 6, Eberle 6 Gagner 5 and Shultz at whatever he will get. Gagner is no where near a 5 mill player. If he gets that, it will be terrible. I'd trade him for a guy like Backlund who is making peanuts. An upgrade at this point is not commiting cap suicide.
I agree and disagree. I agree Gagner is not a 5M player. I disagree that we can't pay a 2C 5M or more. If our top 6 players get a combined salary of 35-36M then we are fine. The cap is going to go back up to 80M. Schultz will probably get a similar contract to Voynov/Carlson/Josi, etc... (4.25-4.5M)

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