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02-22-2013, 11:41 AM
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Ugene Malkin
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Originally Posted by Saints11 View Post
I agree about the potential cap difficulties. I would expect that you'd be moving out Kennedy, Niskanen, Jeffrey, and could see a buy out of either Martin or Orpik in the off season. Jones and Stafford together are only a little greater cap hit than Iggy, but will possibly be around alot longer since they are 28 & 27.
Is not 3 young guys on D not enough?

Elder.

Orpik, Martin, Letang, Engelland

Young D.

Despres, Bortuzzo, Morrow

Take your pick for number 8 of Dumoulin, Reese, Samuelsson

I'm gonna find it hard for them to where they need to use a buyout. That's obviously if those players you mentioned get traded.

I'm probably leaning towards on of either Despres or Bortuzzo being must haves in trades for other GM's. I'd almost say Bortuzzo is a not trade at any cost because of his physicality, and the fact this team is loaded with PMD's. Despres>><Dumoulin, but will be more equal as soon as next season. Despres leads only due to actually being in the NHL and has served the team and himself well. Despres is much more easily replaced.

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