Originally Posted by chillyh
Just curious - I know that Backstrom's contract expires at the end of the season, but why is it that everyone assumes that he won't be resigned? Age? Injury history? Performance?
Age. Salary. Tight cap situation (almost $57 million already committed to only 16 players for 2013-14 season and with the cap ceiling expected to become close to 60 with new CBA). Harding's level of play. The NHL-readiness of Matt Hackett.
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