Blake Wheeler, Dustin Byfuglien, and Problem Contracts

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Blake Wheeler, Dustin Byfuglien, and Problem Contracts
Blake Wheeler, Dustin Byfuglien, and Problem Contracts

The Winnipeg Jets are entering a salary cap crunch and the reasons why they are is layered. However, there is one reason that stands out that is rarely talked about: the overpayment of great veterans who are a big part of the team. Players like Dustin Byfuglien and Blake Wheeler are good players who help the team, but the contracts they are signed to have the real possibility of becoming albatrosses because the players are in decline and at some point will not produce the same way they do now. We are already seeing the decline of Wheeler and it happened at even-strength this year. It might stagnant or it might get worse, but at some point we will have to confront the fact that Wheeler is not

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