Thread: Confirmed with Link: [OTT/CBJ] Nick Foligno for Marc Methot Part II
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07-07-2012, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Qward View Post
We need a left sided D that can keep up with Karlsson. Cowen will be that player in the future, but right now it is too risky playing a 21 and 22 year old as top pairing against the best players in the world.

He may or not be better than the other UFA D men that are out there, but he is cheaper. 3 million for the next few years is a good deal.

Right now our owner seems to want us to be a budget team. It is his right as an owner. We are not the only team in this situation. If Murray had free reigns, he might go after Carle or Garrison. The fact he didn't resign Kuba at the 2 years 8 million he requested shows where we stand on signing and paying players right now.
1. That doesn't answer the question. Him not being able to earn ice time for CBJ proves that he is not the guy who can keep up with Karlsson. Of course I agree there was a need for LD though.

2. The team is ~2M under the floor. Spending 5M on a LD instead of Methot is not a big deal. Fair enough on the rest about being on a budget, but that just proves this trade was made for financial reasons, not necessarily for the good of the team of the ice.

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