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01-09-2013, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Jag68Sid87 View Post
We have to forget the notion that Calgary will rebuild. They won't. They are in a constant tug-o-war with the Oilers, and they do the exact opposite of what Edmonton does. Calgary is trying to make the playoffs right away. They won't sell. The mandate is to win now.

Besides, it's not like they are completely devoid of prospects now. Gaudreau and Baertschi look like studs. Wotherspoon looks pretty good. Sieloff, too. They also have several decent goalie prospects.

Iginla's not going anywhere. He's a Flame for life. J-Bo? Sure, they'd move him but not just for futures. IMO.
Fine. I'll give you a different question: What is Ryan Malone worth at the deadline with a 3M cap hit?

I'm not saying TB will trade him, but, if they're out, Malone at 4.5M is worth next to nothing. BUT, if they ate 1/3 of the cap hit (in terms of salary 1/3 would mean about 500K for the rest of the year and then 750K the next 2 years).

Now, 2M is a lot of money. BUT, is 2M worth more than what more they'd get for Malone at an effective 3M cap hit.

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