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05-01-2011, 09:26 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Long Island
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Salary cap is not an issue for Atlanta.
Although ownership uncertainly will mean that we will never spend to the cap, we are certainly not restricting payroll to only the cap floor.
Dudley is looking to add another top 6 winger in addition to re-signing Wheeler and Ladd.
And also I think Wheeler would rather play in Atlanta given we have given him first line minutes as opposed to New York where he will have a reduced role behind Gaborik and probably Callahan.
Also regarding the defenseman. Oduya would get traded first to create more cap room if required. Hainsey played really well last season and also has a modified no trade clause.
Thanks for the laugh. Ladd is not going anywhere as he is captain and Wheeler will cost Ryan Callahan as we need a RW in return.
I would like Wolski in Atlanta but I don't think Dudley would bite. We already had a similar player in Nic Bergfors and he didn't work out. I don't think Dudley wants to get burned twice by trading for floater.
Thanks for the info. I was under the impression the Thrashers were cap floor team. Do you have any kind of rough estimate of how much ownership is usually willing to spend on salaries?
And yeah, I figured it'd be one of Oduya or Hainsey, but I thought Hainsey was under serious fire in Atlanta and was on the way out. Oduya makes just as much sense, though.
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