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08-24-2005, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by MojoJojo
Their roster is just about as good, and they gain 4 milion in cap space. If they kept Hossa, they would have no flexibility in goal, and no ability to add players at the deadline. Let me put it this way, if they replace DeVries with Meszaros (making league min), and dump Hasek, they have over 5 mil in cap space which means they could probably afford Luongo, and more or less keep the rest of the team intact. Withot this trade, such a move would be impossible.
So what? The question is "are they a better team right now" immediately following this trade, and the answer is no. Hossa is better than Heatley. And Ottawa is not going to acquire Luongo.

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