A Good Deal For A Big Center
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05-05-2008, 11:19 PM
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Can we get the conversation back on what a team would look like with Jokinen, as opposed to whether Jokinen is the best addition?
Let's just accept that there are differing opinions on this and actually follow a thought through for once. There's a first time for everything.
So the situation as I see it, breaks down to the two following suggestions.
1) Higgins, O'Byrne and change*
2) Plekanec, O'Byrne and change*
* - change meaning stuff that won't impact the immediate roster
** showing the differences in cap hit between the two scenarios. They pretty much end up the same. The next table outlines them (scenario 3 is don't trade for Jokinen).
Top 6 winger (filled by Plekanec?), #4/5 D
#4/5 D, 3rd line Center (filled by Chipchura?)
Top 6 player, Depth defenseman
** - The red figures are my projected cap hits for contracts that have yet to be negotiated. I try to overestimate by a bit because it's better to have more cap space available than expected, as opposed to the opposite.
Anyone have comments based on what's mentioned above?
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