Thread: News Article: Hockey News Phaneuf-Stajan trade
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12-17-2010, 01:56 AM
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Originally Posted by jtommyt View Post
What?!? Sutter you bumbling idiot...

Hagman - $3 million
Stajan - $3.5 million
Babchuk - $1.4 million
Kostopoulos - $916,000

Total - 8.816 Million

Phaneuf - $6.5 million
Sjostrom - $750,000
Aulie - $733,000

Total - 7.983 Million

You lost cap space you friggin idiot! Stop lying to us!
Not really. We gained a 2nd line centre, a 2/3rd line winger and a top 4 D-man for phaneuf, and easily replacable 4th liner, a fringe D prospect. With phaneuf on our team, who would be on our # 1 line playing centre? Backlund? Jokinen? Basically this trade just spead out the cap hit from 1 guy to 3 guys. In the cap world, this makes sense to not put all your eggs in one basket. I'm not defending Sutter for the trade, I think we could have got more, but I see the reasoning behind it at least.

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