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02-21-2011, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Mad Habber View Post
So we have to replace him in July. I'm thinking hold on to that cap space and wait a while. We might be able to get someone in November or December to fill that spot on the cheap if a team is looking to make a trade to fill another need.

Sort of like this:
Team A has a center prospect that develops ahead of schedule and they need a D.
Team B has excess D but no cap room and no need for another C.
Habs have tons of cap room and offer less than value for the center to team A.

There are plenty of teams every year who would like to make a salary dump. If we hang on to it, we may be able to fill it at a later date for a cheaper price. In the meantime, we let Eller and DD be 2a and 2b.
By that time we might however have ruined the whole season. Not saying that Gomez is integral to our team with the form he is in currently, but he does fill some needs. One of them being that he is pretty much the only guy that can transport the puck from our end to the offensive zone (Subban is showing some great signs of improvement in this area, though).

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