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Backstrom 5 years at $9.2 AVV

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Eh I'll probably keep him.  Getting relatively inexpensive contributions from Huberdeau and Point, plus my D is cheap.  I think it's worth it in the right circumstances -- only $2.5 mil more than he's making now.


Plus by 2025 our salary cap will be $500 million.

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Ha!  In all seriousness, I just did a quick bit of research today...  there are about 100 players (not counting goalies) who currently have a Fantrax rating of 60 or better for the season (based on our format).  The average salary among those players is about $6.1 million.  Way higher than I would've expected.


Proves two things...


1) The best players are typically paid the most money.  No shit, right?  But what I really mean is that there aren't very many "steals" out there these days. 


2) Average cap hits are really increasing exponentially and very, very quickly.  I'm pretty sure if we did this same study 5 years ago the average would've been like $4.5 million or less.  


I think it's fair to project that our salary cap will continue to rise in the coming years.

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