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07-18-2010, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by AKAY47 View Post
Is Clifford eligible for Manchester? Or does he have to go back to Barrie? I'd love to see him crack the lineup, because in two season he'll be our 3rd line LW playing with Schenn and Simmonds.
I believe he has to spend next season in junior or make the Kings out right, same as Schenn.

IMO, Clifford still has plenty to learn in Barrie. Maybe he will even make it to U20. Having him up with the Kings can be risky. He could turn out like Simmonds or end up like Moller. He will get plenty of ice time in junior and that's where he should be. Westgarth can provide similar skill level and with cheaper overall cap hit.

Schenn, on the other hand, will have problem making the team because of his cap hit. DL has said that Schenn is willing to take cut relative to cap hit in his contract....but we still have yet to see actual saving. Right now, there's no way he makes it at $3m cap hit as a 3rd or 4th line center.

If both Schenn and Clifford makes the team then that's almost a $4m cap hit. We would do better to spend that on a solid defenseman

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