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07-11-2008, 10:58 AM
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Or Martin is on a really tight budget and he must deal some deadwood, Van Ryn, to add to the roster and no one wants his garbage. Personally, I would rather have kept Monty and not acquired Boynton simply because he is more versatile, a lot cheaper and a good alternative for the second unit power-play. I think with the departure of Jokinen, the Panther main powerplay scorer who also played the point, and Charron, who coached the power-play last season, the productivity of the Cat's PP Unit is a big worry.
Without any known top quality offensive talent, the PP is in trouble from the start.
But for Montador...the team's currently well under $50M, let alone the cap level. If they resign JBo at $6M, they still have $4M left. That would have been enough to get Monty wrapped up, and Martin said he was talking to his agent I believe a couple weeks ago.
So unless Cohen's tightening the purse again...
"...and ultimately it doesn't matter."
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