Thread: Proposal: Ottawa - SanJose off season
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04-08-2009, 06:06 PM
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This is a terrible deal for Ottawa, they get a defenseman with inflated stats on the best team in the league and an steadily declining RW. If he can't get 30-40 playing on Big Joe's wing what makes you think he'll do better on Spezza's?

They get this terrible package for a top 10 forward, and one of the most consistent players in the league.

Just FYI, this is hardly a viable trade for San Jose either, only due to cap reasons. They shed 6.1M in Ehroff and Cheechoo but gain 7.5M from Heatley. Add this to a team with:
Thornton - 7M
Marleau - 6.3M
Boyle - 6.6M
Nabokov - 5.375M
Michalek - 4.33M
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Heatley - 7.5M

That's 37M locked up in 4 forwards, 1 defenseman and 1 goaltender. (6players) With Clowe RFA this season and Pavelski/Setoguchi RFA next season, they will be handing out some serious raises or looking at a very depleted supporting cast.

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