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11-17-2010, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Sawdalite View Post
... And even worse we have an IR Walker.

But to be honest Walker is a $1.7M Cap drain rather than Gagne's $5.25M one... On the other hand the three years of Walker equals $5.1M which is only $0.15M saved over the three years, But the $3,55M saved this year pays Zherdev and Leights exactly... So Gagne turned into three roster players. Gagne on IR would have meant Homer would have had to forgo gambling on Z ($2M) and possibly not afford Bob ($1.75M incl bonuses, IIRC) when Leights comes off LTIR.

The feel good keeping Gagne sadly would have hurt the Flyers... That said, I know exactly what you mean, and my heart totally agrees.
The argument begins and ends with the phrase "expiring contract" and that's why that trade was so horrific.

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