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My thought on why all these multi-year deals are happening at 4-5 million...

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02-11-2006, 05:31 PM
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My thought on why all these multi-year deals are happening at 4-5 million...

I have a feeling that the GMs doing these signings at those numbers, are expecting the cap to be raised next season. With the Cap raised, UFAs will start getting higher salaries again and other players expecting it.

Locking them in now at lower rates is a smart move for the GMs in my view.

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Unless they're older, and brittle.

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Unless they're older, and brittle.
Good point...so far they haven't been old, except the case of Kolzig which I consider "special circumstances"

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The cap may or may not go up...that simply is an unknown at this point.

I think that these GM's realize there just isnt a better option for them either now, nor in UFA, and hence locking them in.

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The cap may or may not go up...that simply is an unknown at this point.

I think that these GM's realize there just isnt a better option for them either now, nor in UFA, and hence locking them in.
It was announced that the cap will be around $42-$43 million.

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Way too much money for these guys no matter what the cap is

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