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07-07-2008, 01:58 PM
Pere Noel
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OT: Calgary above cap - Trading opportunity?

I believe Calgary just went above this year cap.

Something got to give.

Could it be that they will trade Aucoin? That's my first suspicion. (I certainly do not want him on our team).

Anyone worth trying to get?

Added this analysis: Matthew Lombardi
I briefly looked at the forwards on the flames side... and I see one potential target: Matthew Lombardi. I don't know him much I have to say.

But it appears that he went through what I call the Keenan factor.... What I love about Keenan is whenever he ends up on a team, he smashes some talent that doesn't fit his rough and tough style and find a way to have the GM trade it away. That's how we got Tanguay.

Matthew Lombardi had a season of 20 goals, 46 points, and +10 as a 25 year old center prior to Keenan. He went down to 14 goals, 36 points and -6 under his reign.

The cap space hit is 1.8 millions. He is supposedly very fast, and obviously has some real skills since he had a season of 57 goals, and 130 points in the Q... Oh, he is from Montreal. Decent faceoff % of 47%.

If we don't sign Sundin, he could be a nice option.

Last edited by Pere Noel: 07-07-2008 at 02:19 PM. Reason: added Matthew Lombardi analysis.
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