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07-13-2013, 02:10 PM
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CNS
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Originally Posted by johnjm22 View Post
Isn't this actually a good thing for the Devils?

Better to be stuck with a .25M CAP hit until 2025, than a 6.66M CAP until 2025 for a player that just turned 30.

Basically NJ got one of the top LWer's in the in the game, in the prime of his career for 3 years at a cap hit of 6.6M. Good deal.
Double edged sword. They lose clearly their best forward and take a huge step back from the playoffs. Them doing poorly this year means they forfeit and early pick and that'd be devastating when they could've given up a pick used on a ****ing headcase. They just got their younger #1 goalie to move forward with but now don't have as good of a shot at the playoffs. Short term, they absolutely lose.

But long term, they clear his cap hit and they would have been stuck with a higher cap hit penalty (forgetting the word for it) than if he retired when he was in his later 30s. So long term, it maybe is a win?

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