Sharks interested in NJs Langenbrunner (UPD traded to DAL)
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12-26-2010, 11:29 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Jose
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I don't get what they're saying here:
700k caphit? How's that possible?
If the Sharks had a player at $2mil going the other way, that would be $500k of cap hit and the Sharks would only have to compensate for $200k. Writers frequently omit the part of the story that says that the cap hit on a player coming back is also reduced. From the looks of the story, it appears that the writer is speculating. he also didn't bother to look up JL's NTC (no mention of it although he mentioned Arnott's).
Essentially Langenbrunner would be a Seto replacement. IMO, the differential is negligible at this point of Langenbrunner's career. Plus, Seto was reasonably visible in last year's playoffs, producing at a rate that Langenbrunner optimistically would be expected to produce.
Deadline trading for leadership is a joke. If the leadership isn't already in the Sharks room, bringing someone in won't make a difference. Generally, deadline mercenaries are there for one thing, to bring skill and experience. They are too new to the team to make a difference in the room. That is from player quotes, not my own speculation.
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