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04-23-2008, 07:00 PM
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FT - If Poile can't get anything for Mason (which I'm not sure he can't....a 6th or 7th round pick or a swap of contracts may occur) he has three options:

1) Waivers with re-entry waivers. Someone will claim him at half the cost.
2) Keep him as the starter - I don't see this happening. We burned our bridge with Chris, and it is time to rectify the mistake.
3) Package him, along with a pick, to dump the salary. Is 3 million dollars worth a 3rd or 4th round pick? I would say it is on this team....

As for Zidlicky, you are letting your dislike blind you to his ability. He netted another 43 points this year, and in the four years in the NHL he has put up 53, 49, 30, 43 respectively. The only anomaly is last season, in which he was admittedly, horrendous. I strongly suspect he could net the equivalent of a late first round pick if he agreed to move his NMC (which I think he would). If he refuses to waive his NMC, then you look at Suter or Erat if your set on clearing salary.

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