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02-23-2009, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by missthenet View Post
I remember a few years back Shayne Corson was soon to be a UFA and was playing for the Habs. He asked not to be traded as he wanted to finish his career in Montreal. Make a long story short we kept him and he ended up signing in Toronto. As great as Kovy is we've got to manage our assets and take advantage of our opportunities. We already lost through waivers Hainsey and Beauchamin and we also lost Souray and Streit for nothing as well. We stiil need a top flight center and if this helps us get one by making a deal for Kovy for the future I think this would be the right thing to do.
That's the biggest misconception. When a player walks and doesn't re-sign with a team it free's up cap space to sign a replacement. The Habs replaced Souray with Hamrlik by using the free'd up cap space. In essence it's like a trade. With the CBA you'll see more and more players walk without re-signing. It's kinda like a trade, but you get to evaluate your team minus the player who walked and decide who to go for later. Habs also let Ryder walk. They grabbed Tanguay (Ryder for Tanguay basically).

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