Has beens or never "wases"...LOL not really a word, but it works for my point. No one of any real skill will sign a on-year deal. There is far too much on the line. Skilled players will demand and receive multi-year contracts. NAS said it all. Chowda too...
Doc
Is there such a thing as a life time bandwagoner? On and off and on and off...


In Response to Re: Cap to increase to 64 million!:
[QUOTE]How about these two players: PLAYER ONE (31 YEARS OLD): 2009-2010  - GAMES 58 - 17 GOALS - 23 ASSISTS - 40 POINTS 2010-2011  - GAMES 63 - 17 GOALS - 23 ASSISTS - 40 POINTS PLAYER TWO (31 YEARS OLD): 2009-2010 - GAMES 82 - 18 GOALS - 15 ASSISTS - 33 POINTS 2010-2011 - GAMES 79 - 18 GOALS - 23 ASSISTS - 41 POINTS Similar guys no?  Player ONE is Simon Gagne, Player TWO is MICHAEL RYDER. Over the last four seasons, Michael Ryder has OUTSCORED Simon Gagne 77-75. Who do you think Simon Gagne is?  If I am delusional about Ed Jovanovski, then you are bat sh*t crazy about Simon Gagne.  Maybe he signs a one-year deal, maybe he signs a two-year deal and maybe some idiot GM who HAS to hit the salary floor signs him to a four-year, 20 million contract.  Suggesting that he signs a one year, 3.5 million make good contract with the STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS should not be so outrageous to you. 2010 Free Agent signings, one year deals, players who switched teams: 07/01/10 ~ 30 year old Alex Tanguay signs a one-year deal with Calgary (was with TAMPA BAY) ***FIRST DAY OF FREE AGENCY*** 07/07/10 ~ 35 year old Rob Niedermayer signs a one-year deal with Buffalo (was with NJ) 08/05/10 ~ 40 year old Mike Modano signs a one-year deal with Detroit (was with DALLAS) 08/06/10 ~ 37 year old John Madden signs a one-year deal with Minnesota (was with CHICAGO) 08/17/10 ~  26 year old Sean Bergenheim signs a one-year deal with Tampa Bay (was with NY Isles) 09/14/10 ~ 32 year old Eric Belanger signs a one-year deal with Phoenix (was with WASHINGTON) 10/04/10 ~ 35 year old Brendan Morrison signs a one-year deal with Calgary (was with WASHINGTON)  Anyway, this is my last post about this issue for a little while.  I will wait until mid-July and we will see if the B's have locked up David Krejci (I see a five year, 28 million contract if the B's pounce early - more if they wait).  I will also see if the B's pick up some veterans on one-year deals.
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