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05-10-2008, 03:16 AM
HF Needs Feeny
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Originally Posted by Turboflex View Post
Habs have a lot of cap room for 2008-2009 (but not 2009-2010) so I could see Gainey throwing a ton of money at Jagr/Sundin (over 7-8 mill or more) on a 1 year contract to give the habs serious vet depth for their centennial run. Guys like Jagr or Sundin will still be studs in the playoffs, but the habs won't be relying on them. I think this is almost assuridly the scenario Gainey will pursue for next season, BOOK IT.

I think its a really cool idea to give a loaded 1 yr deal to players who are getting into the "year to year" mentality like jagr or sundin. Yes, its a risk, but is it a bigger risk than giving hossa a 6 or 7 year deal with the same kind of money involved? If it is a mistake, you can erase it relatively quickly, either at the trade deadline or in the next off season.

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