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11-18-2003, 03:39 AM
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Originally Posted by btmarshall
Washington is looking to get rid of salary and term. Kasparaitis' contract runs through until Doomsday, as does Jagr's contract. So Kasparaitis doesn't help the Caps achieve what they're setting out to do with a Jagr trade. They'd like players they can discard over the summer.
Sure the contract runs past the expiration of the CBA but they save about 37M dollars by exchanging Jagr with Kasparaitis' contract.

The Caps are in no position to be making demands in this case. If they can move Jagr's contract and save 37M in the process (all the while receiving a serviceable defenseman) they would jump at it.

The proposed trade could really be seen as this:

Jagr for Kasparaitis and $37M.

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