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01-28-2013, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by pld459666 View Post
the concern I have is losing Gaborik for nothing.

Kreider and MDZ are RFA's / Callahan, Girardi and Lundqvist are all UFA's during Gabroik's walk year.

A decision will be made to allow Gaborik to leave via free agency not getting anything in return for the player, or move him and continue to feed the pipeline and get replacement players in the system and further on the pro roster.

I say those are the 2 decisions as I do not envision a scenario in which we have the Cap space to retain him unless he takes a sweet-heart of a discount to stay (under 5 per) which I doubt.

Also, I think that there may be a team that is prepped to push for contention that would make a play for Gaborik as opposed to just focusing on teams that are already contenders.
By letting him walk, you are getting $7M+ in cap space, which is considered an asset in this day and age.

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