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08-07-2012, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by TravisUlrich View Post
At the beginning of Summer, Paul Martin's cap was the least attractive part of him being on our team, despite his upside and the possibility that he could bounce back. At this point, his cap hit is a moot point. Let him compete for a spot. Doesn't matter even if he's a solid 6th d-man making $5M. We're no where near the cap anyway.
In addition, we had Michalek who could have been part of a shutdown pair, and had Niskanen replace Martin. Now with Michalek gone we need Martin for this role - at least until someone is acquired or others (likely rookies) step up.

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