Thread: News Article: Bortuzzo close to NHL level
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09-14-2011, 05:07 PM
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I don't understand why we are even discussing moving anybody. It's no longer a cap space issue. We have enough room to do whatever we want to do. It seems like people are just incapable of being happy with a facet of our lineup that is set. It doesn't need to be ****ed with...it doesn't need to be altered. Prospects are not going to rot playing in the minors, and our prospects in particular could all use work in the minors still, so it's not like development is stalled, or we are wasting a prospect's time.
I don't think it's an issue of people WANTING to move someone, simply that if financial circumstances change, we may be forced to.

Don't forget: while we don't have cap issues now, there is a very real possibility that the cap could go DOWN after this season, and/or that the cap may plateau for a few years. If that happens, we may be forced to part with a player or two, whether that's Kunitz, Martin, Staal, etc.

Also, while we have some solid winger prospects in Bennett, Kuhnhackl and Agostino, none of these players is going to get a sniff with the club for another 2 or 3 more years. Hopefully the cap doesn't go down and players that we need to re-sign get done for below market value. If that doesn't happen, however, we may be forced to move somebody.

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