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01-08-2013, 08:30 AM
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Blind Gardien
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I personally wouldn't get too eager to get into the game of retaining cap hits on traded players. I would use it as a last resort maybe on a deal if a situation was already a bit dicey on a trade once things were already well under way, but I wouldn't go around looking for that kind of trade before a season even starts. The compliance buyouts are going to give the Habs plenty of cap room, true, but the team is not that good, so whatever cap room the team does have should really be used for improvements, not to stockpile dead space. Play the season (or at least up to near the trade deadline) first, before really looking into this, I'd say. Player valuations may be pretty dramatically different this season than what we remember from a year ago in some cases.

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