If we became sellers
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12-14-2009, 10:24 AM
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There are several assets we could sell. Higgins, Kotalik, Prospal at forward could all bring back at least a second rounder. Rosie should have some takers, though at a minimum return like a 5th rounder. Redden may have a taker, but maybe not.
Brashear will have a taker, maybe for a third or fourth round pick. Drury would have a taker if he waived his NMC.
I think reasonably speaking, we could get 3 second rounders, a third and a fifth, while clearing a lot of cap room for Higgins, Prospal, Kotalik, Brash and Rosie.
That's not bad return. We should be able to get one top-6 forward with those 5 picks. I would do it.
A fire sale would clear up a lot of cap space ($11.5 million), while getting us a few more decent prospects. It's worth doing in a season when we aren't going to do anything great anyway. A firesale in 2010 would significantly improve our odds of winning the Cup in 2012 (using the cap space) and 2015 (with the addition of another top-6 forward we would
draft with one of the picks).
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