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08-24-2008, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Osprey View Post
He says Gionta to LA "for a defenseman"... so we're likely talking Tom Preissing here (because he's it when it comes to chances of being traded). It sounds like he'd work for NJ, but creates an even worse leadership vacuum on defense in LA (not that that would stop Lombardi).

Perhaps this is, in some way connected to Vishnevski's placement on waivers. I can somewhat see NJ agreeing to trade Gionta for Preissing (and, perhaps, a conditional pick) if LA agrees to claim Vishnevski.
Vishnevski supposedly cleared.

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