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05-09-2012, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by kai123 View Post
Let's look at the extenuating circumstance here, what if the CBA pushes the salary cap way up or better yet there is no cap, why would Staal be traded? September 9th is the key date for everyone, including Shero to see who he can resign and at what price.

Who knows? He can be a part of the solution(as in he stays). There are so many possible ways to keep him on this team. Give him primary PP time, he can act like a Kesler for our PP, we don't have that type of presence.

E.g. Just look at the Kings Primary PP unit, 4 FWDs and a Offensive/Complete D.
They have:
Brown-Kopitar-Carter
Richards-Doughty

For us it could look like :
Neal-Crosby-Staal
Malkin-Tanger.

Another possibility is to give Staal, Dupuis as a winger on his 3rd line and let Crosby play with play with Tango and Sullivan.
No way, no how, not even a remote consideration by anyone. If the players go into negotiations asking that the cap be eliminated, there won't be any hockey until they back off that demand. The NHLPA, as a whole, are taking a pay cut, there is no doubt about that.

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