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06-26-2012, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by UnholyPrince View Post
They could also easily trade him if a kid pushes him out of the spot.
I have to agree with Heika on this one and disagree with this line of thinking. While I understand the logic that Wandell is an asset and you never want to give up on an asset you've invested three or four years of salary in, sometimes it is better to just cut your losses.

Thing is, if Wandell accepts the offer, it costs you $900,000, whether he plays in the AHL, whether he sits on the bench, or he plays. While there is a chance it is a shrewd investment, if it's not, it's a lot to pay for an AHL player and it's a good bet that even with waivers you're only going to shed that contract by paying half of it anyway.

If the Stars aren't that confident that Wandell is going to make big progress this year, and one would presume they've investigated the trade route already, they might as well take that $900,000 of real money and cap space and invest it in something they believe could bear fruit down the line.

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