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08-04-2011, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by txpd View Post
they cant afford ovechkin, period. secondarily, they cant afford the complimentary players and ovechkin would be a waste in the style of play that team's budget dictates.
you are assuming that nashville would get the 55 goal MVP Ovechkin. its more likely they would get the 30 goal OV that we saw last season and would be stuck paying him $10m per. they would not take ovechkin in trade for weber.

argue that if you want to, the fact remains that getting green signed would be as difficult for them as getting weber signed. if they cant afford to keep weber, why would they choose to replace him with green? it makes no sense. this is why they would want carlson. the caps could not afford from a salary cap perspective to trade weber for carlson.
That same style Ovechkin scored 52 and 46 goals under? You really think none of Nashville's wingers cheat at all? Or do you really accept the thought that Ovechkin in Nashville would be barely any better than JP Dumont (who had no problems scoring 65+ points for 3 straight years) at face value?

But yeah, there is no way they could pay a generational talent and the NHL's second biggest marketing machine 2 more million than they're paying Weber. Not with a 56 million payroll (what was the salary cap when Ovechkin signed his deal again?). And definitely not with them willing to shelling out 4.5 million at guys like Erat and Legwand.

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