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02-27-2010, 09:44 PM
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This is a reach... because we're up against the cap ceiling, maybe they know that Willie will be okay to come back for the playoffs, but can't actually come out and say so as teams aren't allowed to keep guys on the LTIR if they're healthy... if we put him on LTIR that will give some of the cap room needed for a possible trade/acquisition - then, come playoff time, Mitchell steps back in AND we also have the player we acquired as an 'upgrade'.

It's a <i>severe</i> reach, of course... whatever happens, hopefully Willie will be okay in the long run, and I hope we have a shot at keeping him; he's a player that will decline gracefully and still has a number of years left, as even if he loses his speed, he's very, very smart on the ice.

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