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04-09-2009, 10:06 AM
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Not a bad offer, just not one I'd pull the trigger on.
Maybe Osala and a 2nd in 09
The Caps have to take on even more salary in that proposal than in the original proposal, for which there is no cap room. The Caps are also very high on Osala's potential to replace depth wingers in a year or less.
If this is somehow envisioned as a way in which the Maple Leafs shed salary while picking up some young talent, the Caps are a terrible trade partner. The Caps are going to need to shed salary themselves. They can do some of that by letting UFAs walk and dressing ready-for-prime-time prospects for 2009-10, and they will have to make hard choices in Summer 2010.
They can't take on $5M players, not unless Nylander goes the other way. They certainly can't take on $5M in exchange for pure futures.
The bottom line is that a team that needs to shed veteran contracts (Washington) is a terrible trade fit for a rebuilding club looking to trade veterans and acquire prospects and youth (Toronto).
Toronto and Washington are not sound trading partners, unless the Maple Leafs are prepared to take a dump, probably Nylander.
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