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02-25-2011, 03:33 AM
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Who's salary do you move to bring in Neil and his 2 million cap hit though?
you *could* do Raymond for Neil + Z. Smith/J. Winchester and it would be just about a push salary wise ($2.55m vs $2.583m/$2.750m). if cap wasn't an issue, Neil would be a great fit on our 4th line. and a deal like this adds another natural C in the top 13 forwards, which imo is vital.
leaves a hole in the top 6, no doubt. But there's always going to be a hole somewhere in the cap era. When you're one of the top 3 scoring teams in the league, with one of the most potent PPs, and a 2C that can provide offense on his own, maybe it's better having the hole on the second line. bigger question would be who takes Raymond's PK minutes?
except, I'm thinking Hodgson isn't going to cut it. for one thing, I agree with what the teenie meenie ginger said during intermission, that only one rookie max plays on the bottom line in the playoffs. If these last three games are being used as a mini tryout, have to say advantage Oreo so far. so if a deal is going to be made, a C seems the bigger need.
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