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01-27-2013, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by The Fading Captain View Post
This team has very important and potentially difficult decisions to make on Howard and Flip.

What if these guys want $5M a year? Do you pay it?

How do you improve your D when you spend that kind of money?
Flip is a good player, and pretty valuable to this team. But one reason I would have loved both Nyquist and Tatar to have full seasons with the Wings is to get an idea if either guy could potentially come close to replicating Flip's production.

Say Tatar or Nyquist had a good year scoring and played responsible hockey in their own end- might make sense to promote that guy to Flip's spot, let another team pay Flip $5m+, and use that saved cap space (our favorite player ) on a UFA or, more likely, trade for a high priced D-man and absorb his salary.

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