Thread: Speculation: Trade Briere instead of Gagne
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07-10-2010, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Rick Deckard View Post
It hasn't happened yet, but the floor hasn't been as high as it is now ... Burke took on bad contracts to get additional draft picks, why shouldn't "poor" teams use contracts that have higher cap numbers than average salary to reach the floor?
I could see them doing it for picks in return, but other than that they can sign players to their own terms. Why take on Briere for the next 5 years when he could potentially hinder their ability to sign RFA's 3-4 years down the line?

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