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03-18-2004, 12:54 PM
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Rectificator, any team that still has guys like Gainey and Julien at the helm is going to strive for a balance of offensive and defensive players. Great lunch pail guys like Dowd and Begin will always have a place on these teams. Guys like Bulis provide you with so much versatility, and his speed and decent shot make him an ideal candidate for rising amongst the elite of both third liners and PK'ers in this league. I don't see the Habs cutting him loose anytime soon.

As for Sunny, he is another key role player. An ex-offensive junior star who has evolved into a good defensive minded forward. The problem is that his $1.95M salary is a bit rich for a third liner, and his RFA status means that a Habs qualifying offer would be quite rich. If BG can pull a Kilger with him and get him to resign for less, then that would be a good deal. Otherwise, he may very well price himself out of our longer term plans. After all, when Begin gives you all every night for $400K and Dowd does the same for $775K, $2M seems a bit steep.

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