Gaborik Rumor Thread Part II
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10-20-2008, 11:31 AM
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Which numbers are low? The RFA's or UFA's?
Oh if we deal for Gaborik then obviously one of Kovalev or Tanguay does not come back. That is for sure. So the tradeoff for next year is likely Higgins + Kovalev for Gaborik. Tanguay's age likely makes him the better longterm investment.
Either way we are getting pretty close to have some tough decisions to make.
both the RFAs and UFAs are taking slight discounts. You can probably convince them to take these discounts when you can compare to Markov as the highet paid player on the team. When you are comparing to someone at 8million plus, they will be less likely to do so IMO.
Anyways my calcs are that for us to keep all three... Koivu, Tang, Kovy we need to be in at around 17million for the three.... When you talk about 8.5 million for Gaborik that means that you need to get two on board for 8.5.... changing Higgins to MaxPac gives you an extra 1.5; that takes you to 10. Good luck getting two of Koivu, Tang, Kovy to agree to 5 million each.
I've got Koivu at 5, the wingers at 6 each, and us keeping all three....
With Gaborik you are losing two by my count.
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