Atlanta-Chicago-NYIslanders 3-way Proposal
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11-15-2003, 12:15 PM
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If that is the way it came off, as a slam, then I'm sorry for that as well. I was just trying to logically think my way through what all three teams needed and make a proposal based on that. As I have admitted, in the first deal I seriously underestimated the value of Parrish, I thought it was going to come down to a Wiemer like situation where something was better than nothing. I was wrong.
There is also no inclination that the Atlanta organization would be willing to pick up that much salary in my "fantasy" 2nd proposal. We don't really have the $ to be throwing around either and it wasn't intended as a slam, merely an idea to help the Islanders slash Payroll, which I thought they have indicated they are trying to do.
However, I think there has been a precedent set in recent years that spare parts for best assets (that carry big price tags) is quite acceptable when salary slashing is the motivation.
Again, Parrish makes 2.3 million. Chump change by NHL standards, unfortunately. This is not Jagr or Kovalev.
Also, expecting to get a player like Hamrlik for Klemm and a mid-round pick is more than a little out there!
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