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12-14-2010, 08:45 PM
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I think it's more that the scenario as presented is unrealistic.
One issue is the lack of cap space, Flames still have to free up another $1.3 million or so (not a major issue but it's a concern). Another is Backstrom just signed a 10 year extension. Seems like he's a key component to Washington's future, moving forward. It leaves a gigantic hole for them down the middle. Which brings me to point #3. Why would Washington do this? Point #4: Do the Flames really want to give up TWO more first round picks? I don't think so...
This except for #4.
I think Flames would obviously love this deal lol because it is heavily in favour of the flames to the point where it is unrealistic. There is simply no reason the caps would do this -- trading 2 core franchise players away for such a low return.
Even if the Flames offered their entire team for those 2 players (without cap implications), it would still be rejected because it makes no sense for the Caps.
I seriously think the op managed to make this trade work in NHL11 and thinks because it works there that it can work in real life.
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