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09-04-2008, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by coolbean04 View Post
What do you guys think about this? I think we can definitely fit Gaborik onto this team.

We trade Dubinsky, Dawes, Prucha, Kalinin and 1st round pick for Gaborik. Gaborik's salary cap figure is 6.3M and we traded 4.92M.

We trade either Rissmiller or Viros (both making 1M) and Mara to free up another 2.95M.

I hate trading Dubinsky but you have to in this situation. We have depth at C and need help on wing. We clearly get the best player in the deal and he fits a major hole. Gaborik can be a 50 goal scorer with Gomez.

This is what our salary cap situation looks.

Zherdev-Gomez-Gaborik = 16.157M
Naslund-Drury-Cally = 11.625M
Sjostrom-Fritsche-Riss/Voros = 2.715M
Orr-Betts-Moore = 1.689M

Forwards = 32.186M

Rozi-Staal = 5.827M
Redden-Girardi = 8.05M
Pock-Potter = 1.120M

Defense = 15.087M

Lundqvist - Valiquette = 7.6M

Player total = 54.873M
Dead space = 1.541M
Total = 56.414M - Salary Cap = 56.7M

So we're 286k UNDER the cap. That's a solid team except the defensive 3rd pairing is weak. We could easily tweak some more things to get even further under the cap.

What do you think?
I think our team just became worse, and we gave up way to much. The only way to get Gabby is to get rid of Gomez, or Drury. Otherwise we are just making more holes, and more cap problems.

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