Thread: Confirmed with Link: Adrian Aucoin to columbus
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07-01-2012, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Bobcat110 View Post

We HAVE to spend at least $54.2 million on Salary. That's the minimum required by the league. Don't worry about the $800,000. Currently, with Aucoin and WITH Nash we are at $51.3 million...WITHOUT Nash we are at $43.572. So, even if we kept Nash for the entire 2012-3 season, we still need to spend another $2.9 Million on depth players. If we trade Nash, we will need to take some serious salary in return and overpay a few FAs to reach the required payroll.

More than anything..i hope Aucoin is a good "player/coach" for helping Moore and Murray. Not as worried about what his on ice results will be, as we have too many other issues with this team.
My thoughts exactly. Really, this is a "meh" signing, as it's unlikely that Aucoin will be the force he was for a long time. He'll be a good #6/7/8 guy that is solid in the locker room and helps us bring the kids along. Look at some of the guys he's mentored in Phoenix and how they've turned out...

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