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03-15-2004, 09:32 AM
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I am sure that McPhee will listen to any and all offers, but he will be no more willing to simply give Kolzig away in June than he was in March. The Caps are not looking to pick up any salary in a Kolzig trade, nor are they seeking money in return. They want player value in a hockey trade. The Caps are prepared to pay Kolzig his salary next season and the season after that, given the ample payroll room they now have at their disposal. For a good deal, they would move him, but they do not have to do so and will not take a minimal offer just to move the salary.

Young roster players, prospects, high draft picks, or some combination thereof will still be the price. Nothing will have changed from the Capitals' perspective by June. The question is whether or not another team has a new need for goaltending, whether due to a contender's goalie collapsing in the post-season, or a starter's retirement.

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