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12-18-2011, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by sandlansd View Post
Why trade all that for him when you can get him for 2 1sts a 2nd and a 3rd in the summer?

Or when you can get Ryan Suter for free?

It's a ridiculous overpayment and there's no chance Homer makes that deal.

Shea Weber is great. But he isn't worth Richards + Carter, and that's what you're asking us to give up. Value equivalent to those 2... for an elite defenseman that is only your guaranteed property for this year and next... and a guy who is looking to set the record for biggest contract ever given to a defenseman.

No thanks.

It's not worth it.

I don't want to kill my forward depth for a luxury #1 defenseman.
Personally I'd make that move.

JVR, Schenn, Mesz and at least a 1st for an elite D, considering Prongers situation is looking bad and Timonen is UFA after next season I'd make it. Might be an overpayment but it starts solving some problems down the road. We wouldn't trade for Weber without knowing he would sign a deal so I don't see that as a risk.


Scott Hartnell ($4.200m) - Claude Giroux ($3.750m) - Jaromir Jagr ($3.300m)
Wayne Simmonds ($1.750m) - Daniel Briere ($6.500m) - Jakub Voracek ($2.250m)
Matt Read ($0.900m) - Sean Couturier ($1.375m) - Maxime Talbot ($1.750m)
Jody Shelley ($1.100m) - Zac Rinaldo ($0.544m)

Kimmo Timonen ($6.333m) - Chris Pronger ($4.921m)
Matt Carle ($4.500m) - Shea Weber ($7.500m)
Braydon Coburn ($4.500m) - Erik Gustafsson ($0.900m)
Andreas Lilja ($0.737m)

Ilya Bryzgalov ($5.666m) - Sergei Bobrovsky ($1.750m)

SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,228,373; BONUSES: $1,300,000
CAP SPACE (20-man roster): $71,627

You still need one more forward but there are options, get rid of Bob for a cheap backup? Save $1m... Dump Shelly gives you another $1.1m to play with

Right now Schenn has not been needed, and Simmonds is only a little worse than JVR with worse support... Losing Mesz would probably be necessary so resign Carle... And all thatís Pronger plays next year. If not it becomes easier. Then the year after you free up another $6.333m of cap... Seems to make sense to me long term.

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