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12-13-2012, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Falco5 View Post
If the cap were to drop to 60M with no transition rules (thats a big if), the sharks would have to trade Boyle. I think the type of package they would be looking for in return would be something like Grabner + LH 6th D-man + low pick/prospect. Would that work for the Islanders?
I hope not.
As talented as Boyle is, he is 36 yrs old and the isles are nowhere close to being a cup contender.

When the isles made their major trades for Peca and Ryan Smyth, they were 27 yrs old and 30 yrs old. They were in their prime and the isles expected to have each playing at a high level, for several yrs.

They offered Peca 5 and 8 yr deals. He took the 5 yr offer.
They reportedly jumped thru hoops trying to woo Smyth into staying, reportedly offering a multi yr deal at higher $ then other teams. He went to Colorado instead.

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