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11-05-2009, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Ola View Post

I would also like to add that he isn't that expensive. 7m per.
$7.725M cap hit through 2020. We're taking $85M USD Ola.

I'm not following the logic of signing a player to an 11 year contract, then possibly trading him in the first year. Vinny and the team were obviously looking ahead when they signed the deal to a time when Stamkos and Hedman lead this iteration of the 'Bolts to their next Cup. I don't see any scenario where that changes within the time frame that's being discussed here.

And as for these trade proposals, I just don't know what to say. You wanna blow $7M because you think there's a problem down the middle? Sign Savard as a UFA next summer, end up with a better player and keep the team's current and future foundation in place.

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