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02-23-2009, 03:06 AM
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Originally Posted by dcyhabs View Post
Gainey should:
-Resign everyone he can, or at least find out who he can resign
-Trade the guys he knows he cannot resign (does not matter who, maybe nobody depending on Tanguay, Kovalev, Lang (out for season, not tradeable))
-try to get some picks and/or forward prospects
-look for playoff performers, including non-scorers
-Wait. Goalies improve with age (well, most goalies); Subban, McDonagh and Weber may be stars in two years. Most of the other players on the team will/may still be around and improving with age.
It may not be Gainey's preferred approach, but it just may work.

The proble with the trade route, as some have pointed out, is that when the team in not playing well, and no one has great stats, it is hard to get much for the player you trade.

HOWEVER.........this may be the ideal time to re-sign players to deals that don't break the bank. In other words, when the value is high, you can trade guy, but when his value is low, you could SIGN him for less!

Right now, I would guess that all of the following players could be signed for less than they would have signed for 3 months ago:

Kovalev
Komisarek
Koivu
Tanguay
Lang
Plekanec (RFA)
Higgins (RFA)

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