Thread: Eklund: Brooks Laich to Habs (e3)
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05-06-2011, 08:33 AM
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Blind Gardien
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Consider it as a suggestion. Obviously it's not a "rumour". I'd be happy if the Habs went after Laich. They'd have to pay a premium salary to land him, and they'd have to let somebody else go to make room. But I'd be ok with both of those things. He's a solid player with some size, and they need somebody like him up front. I expect it would be kind of like the Hartnell free agency situation. You'd be surprised at what he gets if he does actually hit the open market, just because the options are so slim this year, and his type of player is relatively rare. But end of the day, if you pay a "$3M player" $4M, or a "$4M player" $5M, it's still not that much on a $60M cap.

I doubt he hits the open market too. Even if the Caps haven't taken the next step in the playoffs (yet), they're still a good team to play for and he'll keep getting chances to win there.

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