All Encompassing Winger Acquisition Thread
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01-22-2013, 01:28 PM
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You guys saying we should sign Perry, trade for Vanek, etc. are crazy IMO. Our cap is already going to be very top heavy as it is. Just because you can make it work on Capgeek doesn't mean it's a good idea. For example, all the projected line-ups with another high priced winger I've seen have one or more of our D prospects playing a top 4 role for dirt cheap. That's not a foregone conclusion you know. Or just very optimistic assumptions on who would fill out the depth on the team and at what price. There is something to be said for keeping flexibility.
It can be done that's why Shero went after Suter and Parise last summer. He just has to be creative and also see the big picture.
Martin isn't going to be around much longer and that should cover some of Letang's raise.
Staal is gone and that should cover some of Malkin's raise.
Orpik will not be paid like a top 4 D for much longer and the savings should cover a raise for whatever young D develops into that top 4 role.
Not to mention you can get rid of guys like Kennedy if there are better options available and save 2 million there. Same with Vokoun.
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