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09-06-2004, 11:12 AM
Brent Burns Beard
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Originally Posted by djhn579
Peca - Traded for prospects because Buffalo could not afford his salary demands

Barnes - Traded for prospect, draft pick to reduce salary
so this is about BUF ?

anyhow, even the rich teams like COL make player personell decisions based on money. its called managing. in fact, just this last season, COL traded a dman fine young dman in Derek Morris because they didnt want to QO him at 3.5m.

if BUF cant afford to pay its #1 C 4m, then the problem is with their team, not the system. and trading Barnes, a pending UFA, just makes sense. they didnt want to pay him because they felt his value was dropping. so what ?

it happens for every team in the league and is not a sign of "unfairness". for instance, the Canucks let go Lachance, Cassels, Baron, & Klatt in recent off seasons AND didnt even trade them for a draft pick.


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