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02-19-2005, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by txpd
You are correct, sir. The only reason that Detroit would be trading established players for prospects and draft picks is because they need to move some salary to get below a mandated threshold... a salary cap perhaps. So, Detroit might want to move a $5m salary with two years plus this one left on it for prospects and draft picks so they are not adding salary back.

To Washington: Robert Lang plus $1m of his salary for the remain two years after this one.
To Detroit: Jonas Johansson and a 3rd round pick and a 2nd round pick in 2006.

Detroit moves a big contract. Datsyuk can move up and take the ice time. They get a former first round pick that should be an NHL player in the fairly near future and two decent draft picks. Whatya say?
No way.
Fleischmann, yes.

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