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09-08-2009, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by BigFatCat999 View Post
Agreed. My question is, would Nashville POSSIBLY trade Rinne if they felt that Pickard would be a better player in the future? We know about Nashville's revolving door at goal but it could be interesting with Nashville's goalie depth.

I know some believe that Nashville won't be able to sign Rinne to an extension but Ellis will be gone next year, that's about a million off the cap for Rinne. Hamhuis may be gone but I think he's a priority too. I think Nashville would rather trade Klein/Franson/Laasko to make room for Blum than to lose Hamhuis. Most of the players coming off the books next year are bottom 6 forwards. (Tootoo, Guite, Belak) Not much money but just enough to get Rinne signed.
What is the Predators 'internal' cap number or have they never stated that in public? I assume there is one at or near the NHL cap floor. Any indications?

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