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01-05-2014, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR2047 View Post
I appreciate and like Girardi and Callahan a lot. I want them to stay on the team... I'd just rather instead of say 8 years on one contract I'd prefer 8 years over 2-4 contracts smaller years... That's better for both team and player
I know that I am alone on this, but I don't see term as a problem at all, only dollars.

The cap will go up greatly over the coming 8 years. On a regular basis. If we sign a player now to a 5.5m dollar deal, that contract will represent a portion to the cap that is equallent to 3.5-3.9m in 5-6 years and even less in Y 7-8.

You know, if a vet signs a 8 y contract now and still play decent hockey at the age of 36-37 (not that unusual at all), he is a steal and not a burden.

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