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11-23-2003, 12:44 PM
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[QUOTE=demitra382003]To COL: Kolzig and Gonchar
To WASH: Tanguay, Aebisher, Skoula, Liles

I doubt COL does anything like this until later in the year - why pay the big salaries the whole year when you really only need them for the playoffs?

I agree with others that it seems to big a deal to be realistic, but who knows? Let's break it down like this:

Kolzig for Aebischer and Skoula.
Gonchar for Tanguay and Liles.

I'm not sure that Kolzig+Gonchar necessarily means Morris going the way, as others have suggested. Morris makes $3.5mil and will need a new deal in a couple years, so the Caps probably couldn't afford him (even with losing Gonchar/Kolzig's salary). On the other hand, I'm not sure how big the Caps would be on Skoula or Liles. Caps are really looking for a big, nasty young D-man (like a Barret Jackman-type). Honestly, the first priority for the Caps is to move Jagr, if possible. Kolzig is a good possibility to go. Bondra as well. I think they will try to hang on to Gonchar if they can shed those other salaries.

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