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05-08-2004, 03:26 AM
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Mowzie
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J. Smith
for obvious reasons, arbitration is a risk I'm not willing to take, his value is very high right now and could be used to get us a higher pick. He is still very capable of playing top 2 minutes, and is in his prime right now. Id love to keep him, but financially, it doesnt make sense, we could get a similar player for cheap, and put his money towards a Petr Nedved.

asking: 2nd rounder, and a 3rd rounder.

J. Chimera
doesn't seem to fit MacT's plans and continues to struggle finding a roster spot behind a very strong left side (Smyth, Moreau, York, Torres, Isbister). I still think he could be a good 2nd line centre on a young team. and a decent 4th liner on most teams. his speed cant go unnoticed, and he could excel in the right situation. (he seems to play great against Anaheim, so maybe a team on the left coast would be fitting.)

asking: mid-level pick or prospect

J. Rita
same story as Chimmer, caught in a bad situation where hes fighting for a roster spot, and isnt playing good enough consistently to steal one. should be a full time NHL'er by now, but like Chimera, if the coach doesnt like you, good luck getting decent ice time.

asking: high mid level prospect or 3rd rounder

C. Cross
He's obviously worth more to us, then any other team, and he'll probably be a threat to reach 20-30 points again, and be a plus player, but his foot speed is gonna get exposed when the new rules take effect, better to move him for scraps now, and make room for the youngsters.

asking: 6th rounder

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