Thread: Value of: 2L or 3L Center to Buffalo
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10-10-2012, 10:30 AM
Stewie G
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Originally Posted by Mystlyfe View Post
That leaves the Caps with too many holes. Laich simply wears too many hats for Washington to trade him without receiving a forward who can fill some of his roles back.
Let me preface this by saying I am a well-known Laich detractor so I might be biased in my evaluation, but I'd much rather have a guy who has a defined role and plays it well than one guy who can be a serviceable player at a number of spots in the lineup. This deal would not only net the Caps a solid partner for Green, but they'd also save $1.75M against the cap. It would also make Schultz and his $2.75M cap hit more expendable, although that is probably just a pipe dream.

In essence, the Caps could net a really good partner for Green and free up $4.5M to put towards a true 2LW.

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