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10-04-2011, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by dulzhok View Post
This kind of move will dictate whether Weber, Suter, and Rinne stay.

The bottom line is we prematurely gave up Lombardi (when we weren't even paying him). We had to give up assets w/ value and take on more salary to do so. Now he's healthy and could probably be traded for future considerations. There is no waiting that needs to be done to see that part of the trade.

If this was a salary dump in order for us to be the lowest payroll team in the league again, my guess is at least 2 of Weber/Suter/Rinne will bolt. If this was a move to truly add more salary (not just more $ to Weber), then it will look a little better to our players questioning Poile & mgmt's ability to improve the team.
How long do you think the window was to potentially move Lombardi when the team thought there was little/no chance of him playing?

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