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08-26-2008, 01:01 PM
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I don't think of a 3rd round pick as a particularly valuable asset, fwiw. Too bad we couldn't have just signed somebody without giving up even that, but the ship has sailed under the bridge on that one.
It wouldn't shock me if Kontiola outperformed Lang. Despite what Tallon says, I'd have to think he would rather trade Khabibulin too. But there may be zero market there, not even a 3rd round pick, and he will eventually have to be cap compliant. Non-ideal Plan B or not, dumping Lang is still an option they may have to consider.
It wouldn't shock me either but I wouldn't be very comfortable going into the season counting on Kontiola to outperform Lang.
Trading Lang seems like a counter-productive move right now; fans in Chicago expect to compete this year and the return for Lang, if traded, would be futures in some form or another.
The non-ideal Plan B is waiving Khabibulin and either stashing him off the cap in Rockford or letting him go on re-entry waivers for half-price.
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