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02-10-2010, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by go kim johnsson 514 View Post
Imagine you're Paul Holmgren and you're having a meeting with Ed Snider (and Peter Luukko I guess) and you're trying to sell them on trading for an outcast goalie with a huge cap number who is an expiring contract for a guy you had so much faith in that you signed him to an 8-year contract, gave him a no-move clause, and you want to trade him to get rid of his cap number.

These are questions if I'm Snider and Luukko:

1 - Why are we trying to acquire our 4th goaltender since July?
2 - Why are we trying to trade a player who got a franchise-player worthy contract with a no-move clause?
3 - Why did we trade essentially 6 1st round draft picks for Matt Carle and Chris Pronger if the need to clear out cap space for next season outweighs the contributions of this player could provide in the playoffs? With that Pronger trade you indicated that the Stanley Cup was within reach.
4 - Why would we be ok with this? We don't even let the Sixers do it, and they're completely hopeless.
Snider isn't an idiot, the answer would be simple - That Briere has not lived up to his contract and freeing up 6.5 million dollars to spend in the offseason would enable to make a significant splash in 1) improving the team and 2) creating a buzz for the fans

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