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03-22-2010, 02:40 PM
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Do you guys really want to re-up Ebbett? I'm not too sure I'd be on board with that.
You aren't going to find a better deal on the free agent market.

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I think that one of our goalies will be moving this offseason, most likely Harding since I remember reading that Backstrom has a NTC or NMC. I don't know what it is because I can't find anything on it either, but I think Backstrom will stay.
It will be Harding for a few reasons. First, Backstrom does have a two-year NTC that can be extended by incentives he will most likely hit. Second, not too many teams can afford a goalie with that contract hit; plus given the difference between the fifth and twentieth goalie it usually is not worth it. Third, Harding is the best chip Fletcher has left in his arsenal and while I doubt it will be foolishly spent, there will be a market for him around the draft and there are still a couple holes to fix. If Harding gets traded, I expect it to be then.

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