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01-17-2010, 12:11 PM
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I'm afraid we'd have to give up picks to unload Redden and Kotalik. If not picks, then we'd have to package prospects/young players to unload them. There doesn't seem to be any other choice. Before Redden's contract runs out, Staal would be up for good raise, perhaps even in Redden's neighborhood (if Staal becomes that #1 defenseman we all hope he could be). Dubinsky and Callahan would be making at least as much money as Kotalik, when Kotalik's contract terminates. We are stuck in the cap hell without ever getting a shot at the kovalchuks and malkins of the world, be it in FA market or the draft. Unless, we give up picks/prospects to get rid off Redden and Kotalik. It's probably not going to happen, because it's hard for any man to admit his mistakes, much less likely for a distinguished hockey mind like Sather. So, we may all dream about the lecavaliers and richards', but with our cap situation and our own impending free agents - it's not happening. Oh, we can also hope for Kreider, Stepan and Bourque to pan out.

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