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05-19-2012, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr Quincy View Post
IDK, im not a Wild fan. Can Tampa afford to take that salary without sending salary back? I know you have a lot of cap space this summer, but you also have a ton of free agents to sign to fill out the roster.

6M on Backstrom means about 10m for: 4 or 5 forwards and 3 dmen.

Even if we assume that most of those are bottom of the roster kind of guys.... that's not a lot of money.
I'm not sure that Backstrom is a "top" goalie. He's certainly a good goalie and would help out a lot of teams (Tampa being one). Then again, it makes sense given Minnesota's goaltending situation, and the fact that Eklund will want to hype his blogs with these sort of buzz words.

Backstrom to Tampa or even Toronto makes a lot of sense.

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