Thread: Speculation: Jarmo might trade Jack Johnson.
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02-17-2013, 02:14 PM
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Another thing to consider is that Jack Johnson is on a cap friendly deal signed longterm. He's playing big minutes for the team, but paid like a second line defenceman for 5 years after this year (and right through his prime). If they trade him for RoR, does RoR sign a cap friendly deal? Does RoR sign for a long enough term to make it work it for the team? Not saying that there'll always be a stigma against Columbus, but right now it's not a traditional market, and not a competitive team, but they're also in a position where they don't have a ton of cap space to waste it where they've got deals.

For the record, I think JJ for RoR is roughly equal, but while Columbus would create a hole in the lineup when filling another, Colorado would be dealing from a position of excess to fill a position of need, so Colorado would be laughing.

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