Thread: Value of: Paul Stastny
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09-08-2012, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by seanlinden View Post
No Leaf fan should be expecting Stastny until we get more clarity on whether or not the Avs need to move him for salary reasons. Toronto isn't going to even think about parting with the player to do a 1for1 deal, and I doubt that there's another team who would be willing to make a move that appeals to the Avs, simply because that player can't be more expensive than Stastny, but fans also aren't willing to downgrade on talent, the type of downgrade that would be neccessary to make a 1for1 deal for a player that is paid less than $6.6m.

Right now, we're facing the possibility of a rollback, an undetermined contract for O'Reilly, and potentially more revenue sharing. Once those are cleared up, we'll find out if it makes sense for the Avs to spend however much it costs for all 3 centres, or whether they need to diversify that into a cheaper centre and winger (or defenceman) -- the type of deal that the Leafs (and I suspect a few other teams) would be prepared to do for Stastny.
Whether the cap goes down, rollback occuring or not, Sherman has put the Avs in a perfect cap situation relative to the other teams. Won't affect our player movement what so ever. Its the leafs that have to worry about salary cap roll back since they have a much more desperate need at goaltending. The Avs can play with a 58 mill cap and still be fine.

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