Thread: Speculation: Richards and Carter
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05-23-2011, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Cartsiephan View Post
Ohhh, I get it. This is really Prongers fault and the reason for the teams lack of effort is because Richie went to play in the Olympics. Ohhh, and you can bet your bottom dollar that Lupul was removed for two reasons: cap space and Homer wanted to remove some of the young core to make his point, stay focused. Upshall was more about the cap space, but same issue, he was part of the Hartnell, Carter, Richards crew.
Ah, there was absolutely no way to keep Lupul if you were going to bring in a high budget defenseman. His 4.25M cap hit remains one of the more remarkable things Holmgren has done. I liked Lupul, but the moment he signed that deal (as you may remember, he signed that deal with a full year remaining on his previous deal) I said he was going to get traded most likely.

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