Thread: Proposal: Minnesota-Columbus
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07-06-2012, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by BigG44 View Post
I usually stick to just Dallas Stars proposals, but I was thinking about this one while looking at the Minnesota Wild roster.

With a current payroll of $68,848,867 per CapGeek, Minnesota will likely have to dump salary when the new CBA is completed and the cap goes down.

To Minnesota: Steve Mason

To Columbus: Niklas Backstrom

This reduces Minnesota's payroll to $65,748,867. That may not still be enough.

However, Columbus gets a proven back up for Bobrovsky, and Minnesota allows Harding to become the starter. Mason gets a change of scenery, and he's a threat to push Harding for the starting job.
In what world does Backstrom play 2nd fiddle to Bobrovsky?

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