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01-10-2009, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan View Post
Hypothetical scenario:

Higgins + O'Byrne + pick or prospect for Kaberle.

2009-10 Habs cap hit or guess
Price 2,200,000.00
Halak 775,000.00
Markov 5,750,000.00
Hamrlik 5,500,000.00
Komisarek 5,000,000.00
Gorges 1,100,000.00
Kaberle 4,250,000.00
Weber 875,000.00
7th D 500,000.00
Plekanec 3,000,000.00
Koivu 5,000,000.00
Chipchura 800,000.00
Lapierre 687,500.00
A. Kostitsyn 3,250,000.00
Tanguay 5,500,000.00
Pacioretty 875,000.00
Latendresse 1,250,000.00
Kovalev 5,500,000.00
S. Kostitsyn 816,667.00
D'Agostini 600,000.00
Laraque 1,500,000.00

Total = 54,729,167.00 (21 players)

It would all fit in, even with Koivu, Kovalev and Tanguay re-signed to hefty contracts.

The headaches would begin the following year, especially if the cap drops below 50 M as many expect. Which is why Kubina is a more desirable option to some since his contract expires after the 2009-10 season.
Yeah, but that's the problem. Kubina has a bigger cap hit than Kaberle and probably wouldn't fit under he cap even in the best scenario which would keep us from signing Komisarek.

Kaberle could probably be traded however after next year I guess, so I believe he would still be an option. I would not however go after him if we had to include one of Patches/Mcdo/Subban in the trade.

I'd be all in though for a Higgins+O'Byrne+1st for Kaberle.

I'd probably be even more interested in giving one of Weber or Carle instead of O'Byrne. My reasoning is that we'd be able to trade Hamrlik at the draft to get back something like a mid 1st-rounder and keep Kaberle for the next few years. I sincerely think Kaberle would be a better long term investment than Hamrlik since he's younger and even though he's probably weaker than Hammer defensively, he's worlds better in the O-zone. O'Byrne could then develop with a good puck mover like Kaberle which would be similar to Komisarek developping with Markov IMO.

Imagine these pairings if O'Byrne became anywhere close to Komisarek( yes, I still have faith in O'Byrne):

Gorges- plugger( Bouillon or one of the remaining Carle/Weber)

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