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01-09-2014, 02:15 AM
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Originally Posted by snipeit View Post
That's a strong statement, though you making some valid points. I still think we should shop them both and at least trade one of them, if we can get a nice return of course.
Yeah, but that's the way it's going.

Allan Wash tweeted this a day or two ago:
@walsha: 1 year ago today, the NHL's 3rd lockout in history came to an end. Where are we now? Upper Limit projected to be near $80M within 2 seasons.

One year during the worst financial crash in 80 years, the NHL had no growth. If we count on zero growth (will never happen over several years), the PA still has a 5% bumper.

80m x 1.05 ^ 5 = 102m

This meaning that as an absolute minimum, if the league has zero growth for five straight years, instead of 5-10 percent growth that it always have otherwise, the cap hit is 102m in Y7 of a contract signed this summer. A 5m contract then, is like 3.150 today. Girardi must be 35-36 going into that season and Cally 34-35.

Like I said, I am scared for 6-7m per for these guys, the last thing that scares me is the length of the deals. And this is counting on NMCs. If we could get LTCs, I would have thought it to be no-brainers without any single doubt.

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