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12-17-2010, 12:18 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
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but without Staios & Kotalik we would have almost $6 million to try and acquire that #1 center... which is not as easy to acquire as so many posters on here seem to think it is
If you add Stajan's terrible contract, that's another $3.5M in cap space.
I didn't like the Phaneuf trade, as the team didn't get one core asset in return.
And keeping or trading Phaneuf wouldn't have affected the team's ability to re-sign Bourque and Giordano. What would have hamstrung the team was the acquisitions of Kotalik and Staois. These two were unnecessary moves. Those two's salaries would have been more than enough to cover the raises for Bourque and Giordano.
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