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Really good explaination of how Bergevin did right thing with subban.
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07-31-2013, 05:09 PM
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Except that people haven't ''overlooked'' it, they just feel the next 5 years are more important than year 6-7-8-9...
The point always was that our cup window is likely to be in 2-3-4 years, with a bunch of youngsters really coming into their own and some older hitting their prime. That's when the cap will be most important to us because it'll be the time to go UFA hunting and the more cash available the better your chances are of landing bigger names.
That's the whole point of the debate. Pretty surprising this wasn't brought up in this article. I mean, when you write an article about why a bridge deal is good, it's kind of important to address the main reason why people are calling it a mistake.
That's assuming Bergevin actually does what you think he'll do.
Kind of like this article is based on so many assumptions, like PK earning upwards of 12M+, and that the cap will keep increasing by about 7M yearly.
All he does is look at the % vs the cap PK's contract over the course of the next 10 years, and comes to the conclusion that signing a bridge deal @8y/8M ends up being the cheapest. Therefore, the bridge deal is the way to go.
But that really has nothing to do with the debate. This isn't about how much PK will earn over 10years, or 12 or 15 or his career. The point is we have a bunch of young players, young vets, and prospects are coming into their own within the next few years, that's likely to be our cup window (it it isn't, then it means we will be going through yet another rebuild). That's the time where our cap will be most important as we'll need to fetch key pieces off UFA. That's the whole point, which not surprisingly wasn't addressed.
Our cup window does not close because pk will be making an addition 3 million for the 3 years after the bridge. Think about it....gallagher...tinordi...beaulieu...galchenyuk. ...mccarron...hudon.do you think they are going to hit home runs out of EL....no...thats why he did the bridge with PK....he set a precedent, that will not only ensure a lower cap hit for PK in the distant future, but gives us more short term savings from those youngsters because they know....hey...pk gets bridged....so do we. The cap savings and opportunities created from all those bridge deals to come combined is far far far more than what we're going to lose in the 3 years after PK's current deal....dude...chill bergy's got this
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