Trade Rumour Thread I: Post-Lockout Madness
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01-22-2013, 04:56 AM
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McDonagh is arbitration eligible. He will file for salary arbitration. Subban is not arb eligible.
Subban would be a holdout on the Rangers too. He wants $5.5M-$6M per. MTL is offering $2.5M-$3M. Bergevin wants a bridge contract. Sather would not pay Subban those dollars either. There is $3M difference ANNUALLY between Newport Sports and MTL.
I agree on Subban.
We also gotta manage our cap as always, and from that point of view, a 1-way offensive minded D makes more sense than a 2-way complete D who will make alot of money. McD, Staal and Girardi will make alot of money in NY while playing rock solid defense. We have MDZ who gives us somewhat of a offensive punch from the left side. But we lack that on the right side.
What makes sense is that prototypical right handed young smaller PPQB. We could afford to carry a player like that without weakning our defense. We can't get enough offensive punch for sure, because we really lack that.
Whichever kid we manage to give a shot would be put in a fantastic environment. He would definitely come to a set table.
We should gun for a young Zubov or Dan Boyle. These players aren't impossible to get your hands on.
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