Thread: One More Move?
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07-05-2008, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Mugerya View Post
We're not winning the cup. We need to develop our core. He's going to take the spot from Dawes, Prucha or Korpikoski. If those guys aren't the answer they need to be moved for the solution, which Recchi still blocks because he's there instead. He was waived from a team with a legitimate cup shot, he can't be that valuable in that regard.

Plus the idea of just creating cap space to bring Recchi, (or Demitra, or Selanne, or Bertuzzi, or....) is just not the way things can go down in the cap era. To create cap space, you probably have to move salaries out, and the options are probably moving Prucha, who makes $1.6 million, or Dawes, who will end up in $1.1 million range. Considering the glut of forwards we have, it would be a waste of a potential asset to just dump players like that, as opposed to using those assets and cap numbers to get a young player who'd slot into that space.

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