Thread: Draper's Play
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12-09-2005, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by sarcastro
I thought Draper had his best game by far this season vs NJ. That being said, it's really depressing to think that the Wings are locked in to paying him $2.1 mil each of the next two seasons. Something will have to give there, and as much as everyone, including myself, likes Draper, he's probably going to get the gate next summer if he doesn't kick it up several notches the rest of the way in.
the problem is if his contract is bought out, I'm fairly certain a percentage of the buyout will go against our cap anyway. And to ditch him in a trade would probably mean we take someone back who is also a cap problem or far less than equal value. Perhaps, unfortunately, just keeping him and continuing to pay him his $2.1 mil might actually be the best option for the wings.

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