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07-04-2013, 05:50 PM
taunting canadian
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Originally Posted by MPF24 View Post
I'm with the OP. The asking prices have sky rocketed. I like guys like Fipulla a lot, but as little as a year ago, I'd have figured he'd be a 4-5 years at 4M signing this summer. Never would have thought guys like Letang and Giroux would be getting the kind of extensions they're getting. Saw Letang as like a 6.25M and Giroux at 6.8Mish. I'm not really sure what the lockout was actually about. These guys are making out like bandits.
To some extent it's an illusion (or rather, the pre-lockout long-term deal cap hits were illusions). We don't have the 12 year deals with 3 garbage years at 1M$ tacked onto the end anymore, as a result the reported yearly averages look higher, even if the actual $s being paid out in non-fake years is exactly the same.

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