Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XVII
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02-14-2013, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by BobRouse View Post
Or barring that use the $5 mil to sign some other center in UFA.
Again, the $5M rumor was denied by O'Reilly's agent. Patrice Bergeron's second contract is the likely comparable.

I just don't like the idea of giving up young assets ATM. we aren't exactly chock full of them. We got a couple top notch guys and then a bunch of long shots.
And the Caps would be getting back a top-notch, young asset. Ryan O'Reilly is 21.

In a salary cap world its important to keep churning out cheap young players that can take the place of higher paid UFAs that we let walk b/c we have to.
Absolutely. But that shouldn't preclude you from using a top prospect to acquire a top player, especially when that player still has four more seasons of service before the expensive UFA years.

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