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11-14-2010, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Anton Carter View Post
If McCabe were even 2 years younger I'd say he'd be a decent signing. But as is he'd be a 35+ contract, and looking for a long-term deal. Even if he would help our defense, that still gets a "do not want" from me.

Daley and Hejda though, I'd be onboard. Especially Hejda.
The fact that we wouldn't really have to worry about the cap may actually make McCabe a bit more palatable to a team that could more than handle the "burden" of playing under the league floor if the worst situation happened with McCabe and he was forced to retire or did so of his own volition. He's holding up pretty well. However, a problem could arise from a payroll stance if he became ineffective and then refused to retire the way Brind'Amour did. I could certainly see that as a potential problem, but I wouldn't give him more than 2 years or 3 at the maximum. If we lost Pitkanen, we'd have virtually no alternative but to pay over market or over years to a player like that.

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