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01-23-2012, 05:18 PM
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We just signed Macarthur for 3 years and Connolly for 2. Why would we move them when they have contributed and have the talent to be top 6 forwards? Komisarek is worth more to us for a playoff drive and series than getting a 5th rounder for him. We have depth now but a couple of injuries back there would be harsh and they are bound to happen.
Simple. This team needs a number one center. Once Burke acquires one -- where does he play? Connolly, Grabovski, Bozak...
Grabo and Bozak work well in the 2nd and 3rd slots and IMO are better options long term and have played better than Connolly.
Plus if you bring in a number one -- what do you need? Cap space. They'll need to move Connolly's 4.75 off the books to make room. You can't move Bozak and his 1.5 and expect to have room for a 6 million dollar front line center.
Same logic applies to Komi. Who else you going to move -- with Liles, Auli and even Holzner waiting for playing time? Liles shouldn't sit when he comes back. Neither should Phaneuf, Schenn, Gardiner, Franson, or Gunnarson. at least not over Komi.
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