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12-27-2012, 01:44 PM
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It's not a question of Gaborik being more talented then Vokoun or Gaustad imo.
At the time of the proposed Gaborik trade, gms will be
A) 1 week away from the start of a strong ufa period , where they can get a scorer for cash alone.
B) Teams will be facing a $10m cap reduction going into the 2013-2014 season.
C) Players moved at the trade deadline usually bring a higher return, then players moved at the draft.
1. They MIGHT get a scorer for cash alone. That's ignoring the fact that very rarely is the market flooded with players of Gaborik's caliber. Every year we hear about how great the UFA market is going to be. Rarely does it ever live up to the hype.
2. They'll have cap space to offer big money to UFA's, but not bring in a big money player in a move that will allow them to send salary back? Not likely.
3. UFA's moved at the deadline bring a higher return than UFA's moved a week before July 1st. However, Gaborik is an entirely different situation.
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