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06-24-2010, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Chruceg View Post
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You are forgetting that Chicago was over the cap last year by four million because of performance bonuses due to Kane and Toews. That comes off of this years cap giving them only two million in space right now. Most teams carry 23 guys on their roster in case of injuries. That's ten guys you have to fit in.
Oops, you're right about that. I forgot about that overage, but has anything been released officially by the league on the exact amount?

Originally Posted by Chruceg View Post

As for Chicago getting fleeced you have to look what just happened in the proper perspective. They just gave up the guy that almost single handedly won them the Vancouver series and the same guy played a HUGE part in the San Jose series AND their quality fourth line agitator ... for a so-so prospect, an AHL tough guy, two draft picks that have less than a fifty/fifty shot of even producing a one quality NHL player and Marty FREAKING Reasoner. And most people think Atlanta over paid.
Buff's performance can be found on every Stanley Cup winning team, you have to get scoring from unlikely sources. Remember Chris Kontos scored a ton of goals in a playoff year and was never heard from again.

Does Atlanta have a Kane and Toews to get the most out of Buff? Doubt it, it took Lindros to get Leclair to a 40 goal scorer, whos knows if he would have become a 40 goals scorer on Montreal.

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