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06-22-2011, 02:18 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York
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TBL will definitely make space to resign him to a high #.
Had assumed because of this and others, space might be available for something around MDZ + for Hedman, who they would let go before Stamkos.
I did a post at the Lightning forum and while something like MDZ + Girardi as a basis was fair value, all preferred to keep Hedman and his potential, through MDZ was a good fit. Getting back to the key point here, they have other options and players who can be moved to create enough space for all their main guys --- Stamkos, Hedman, St. Louis, LeCav, and even Richards if he would join that group...
I'm pretty sure you do this intentionally.
The logic behind your proposals is non-existent.
The Lightning have over 26M in cap space this off-season. The only MUST re-sign player is Stamkos. They will likely bring back Purcell as well, and will probably be interested in bringing back Bergenheim, Lundin and maybe Roloson. None of those players will make significant money. Never, in any scenario, will they be in a position to even consider having to move Hedman to make space for Stamkos.
Tampa laughs in the face of MDZ + Girardi for Hedman as well.
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