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11-30-2008, 11:31 PM
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Yea the Sykora thing is going to be that one discussion that's going to pop up 100000000 times before June.
I can't imagine keeping Gonch, Whitney, Letang, AND Gogo. One of those 4 has to go for multiple reasons.
- They are all offensive minded d-men (which other teams NEED in this new game)
- To keep all of them AND our center depth would be unrealistic.
- We could use some physical hard working d-man for the playoffs
- W/ Cap issues & signing our centers long term... we need to give those centers some decent wingers. We also have to pay our hard working grinders because they have HUGE worth to this team (Talbot, Kennedy, Ziggy)
I think one of the lefties WILL go before the trade deadline and to me... I'd get rid of Whitney. Letang & Gogo could be our future and Gonchar is a flat out leader to this team. I'm not picking on Whitney... but out of the 4... He'd be the odd man out AND he has some serious market value w/ his contract & skill. We have to balance the team out over the long run and I think having 3 solid offensive minded d-men w/ 3 hard working no-namers is a good thing. It also might free up some space to get some scoring wingers.
I completely agree with yuour line of thinking, BUT regarding trading Whitney..
Lets say they trade him, and then Gonchar is unable to be the same player post surgery, what if he cant take that big slap shot anymore from teh point? Even if he wasnt hurt he is old. So if we trade away Whits and then Gonch retires in a few years, then we are left with Letang and Gogo of the 4.
The could trade Gonchar OR let him walk after this contract is up. Now I'd only do this if Whitney comes back to full form. This would free up 5 million in cap space to go out and get Sid's long term wing.
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