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02-14-2012, 07:46 AM
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David Singleton
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Originally Posted by PredsV82 View Post
the likelihood of Radulov's return will almost certainly guide Poile's move at the deadline. If he needs 5 million for the next few years for a Rads extension its gonna be mighty difficult to acquire a contract like Nash's or Carter's.
I disagree Voldy for several reasons.

First, Radulov won't (can't?) come over until the KHL season is over for him- definitely after the trade deadline. Secondly, Radulov could bolt again after fulfilling the last year of his ELC. There's no way I'd trust him that far.

Poile should, and according to Boclair's great story- he will, move forward as if Radulov is not an option this season. That means that if the right player who may have a larger contract comes available at the right price, he has to make that move.

If Radulov comes over in early to mid-March- great. It will help the push for the Cup this year even more. At the end of the season, Poile then has the option to make whatever trades (or signings, or non-signings) are necessary to become cap compliant.

There's any number of ways that Poile could do that.

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