Thread: Line Combos: Predictions for 2011-12 Roster
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06-06-2011, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
Just curious, how would it be better spent?
There are many ways, but in my opinion, if LA still has any interest in Gaborik, it'd be much better spent with 4.375 on Jack Johnson, the ELC on Schenn and/or the ~1-1.5 million Simmonds will get as a non-arbitration RFA. The big plus is that a deal like this saves money so that dealing Girardi+ for a big time player (Lecavalier, Spezza, etc) is actually doable on top of signing Richards. I'd rather spend 7.7 on Vinny Lecavalier until he's 40 and worry about the repercussions 8 years from now, than to waste Lundqvist's prime years with 1st and 2nd round exits with Gaborik who breaks down and can't find that next gear in the playoffs. He's just not a leader. This team is so close. It'd be a shame to waste Lundqvist's best years because we're worried about cap implications (when we really have no idea what will happen to the cap by then, good or bad) 8-9 years from now.

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