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Cody Franson and C Matthew Lombardi for D Brett Lebda and F Robert Slaney
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07-03-2011, 12:14 PM
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Here's my thoughts...
This move cannot be judged yet until we know what Poile plans on doing with the cap space/cash that was just freed up. He has to spend it per the CBA and judging this move without knowing how that money will be spent is premature as the facts are not all in.
To re-sign Weber (and Suter/Rinne) we need to show a commitment to winning. Trading off guys to simply bring back what we already have isn't going to get that done. Instead, I believe that Poile has another piece to this puzzle in the works that will bring everything full circle and will put this trade into context.
Cody Franson and Matt Lombardi's contracts were not traded for two minor league pieces. There is more here than meets the eye at the moment...
This move only frees up about $2.85 million in cap space for this season. More for the following season when you consider Lebda is gone and Franson was due a raise.
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