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08-08-2011, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Ridley Simon View Post
If you look at the numbers, assuming Poti goes on LTIR, they have about 2m left for one player. We are 1.9m and change under the cap with 13F, 7D, 2G. So I can see them using the last roster spot on Eakin/Sjogren/etc until they determine what they have. It a bottom 6 role (could be top 6 if Laich plays 3C). 2m would fit the bill somewhere

Ovechkin- Backstrom - Knuble
Laich- MaJo- Semin
Brouwer- x - Ward
Chimera- Halpern- Hendricks

Eakin or Sjogren could make the team and play that C role....or Laich could be there and then we need a cheap vet 2W (Stillman or Samsanov are who I'd like)

Ovechkin- Backstrom- Knuble
Stillman- Majo- Semin
Based on how McPhee talked about the Brouwer trade, I'm betting the organization views him as a Top 6 winger. Whether Boudreau puts him in that role is another question, but McPhee isn't about to go out and spend his last pennies to sign another winger unless someone gets hurt or really sucks. I think he's holding on to those few pennies as his "rainy day fund" for any problems that arise with the team so he can add one more player via small trade or waivers if the need arises.

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