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02-04-2013, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Illinihockey View Post
Why is this a dream season to make moves? The Hawks are a team near the cap, they can't just add a ton of salary. Its awesome for a team like St. Louis who is near the cap floor. Its going to be hard for any team near the cap to make big moves without moving out salary as well.
Weiss has an expiring contract so he would be a rental - will not impact the salary cap next season. His $3.1M salary cap pro-rated would be somewhere between $1.5M - $2.0M depending when the trade is made. The Hawks have $3.9M in cap space today and will have increasingly more cap space as the season goes along. Plenty of cap space to rent Weiss and even have enough left to rent another player.

If Florida is out of the playoff race by the end of February, Weiss may become available because Dale can get some assets for him and then still resign him in the summer.

Weiss has historically won about 53% of his faceoffs and he takes the majority of faceoffs for Florida. With Weiss and Toews the Hawks would have a very good faceoff guy take about 75% of the faceoffs - improving the puck possession game they want to play by starting with the puck more often.

Saad-Toews-Hossa
Sharp-Weiss-Kane
Shaw-Bolland-Stalberg
Carcillo-Kruger-Frolik

That's a lineup that can get to the mountain top.

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