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07-05-2014, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by RxPens View Post
I believe there is a reason why so many of this year's FA class took one-year deals. No so much to 'double dip' on the bonus money, as the majority of one year deals were at or below market value, but to take advantage of the extra large bump in cap money next year. This coming season is going to be the last part of the 'cap correction' that took place after the lockout. Next season we will see full growth money go towards a higher cap in addition the other 1/2 of the TV contract. Just a thought..

Yes, definitely a possibility for several of them, especially Ehrhoff, who had the benefit as well of buy-out money to tide him over. With the compliance buy-outs being an option this off-season, it was certainly more likely that some teams would use it than ordinary buy-outs.

So what you're saying is that next year's frenzy will make this one look reasonable?

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