Do we need a rental player??
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02-24-2013, 11:55 AM
Took the red pill
Join Date: Dec 2010
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Originally Posted by
Peverley: traded for in Feb and resigned in Oct,
One example. I'm sure I could find others if i was worth the time and trouble..
Perverley still had a year to go on his Thrashers contract when he was obtained by the Bruins; he would not have been a UFA until summer 2012. Hence, he was not a "rental." The Bruins re-signed him a year early, as they have a habit of doing (Krejci, Bergeron, Chara all re-signed before their contracts ran out).
They Bruins also had to trade roster players to clear cap space at the time, mostly to accommodate Kaberle, as they were up against it. They don't have that problem this year:
Other than Kaberle, "rentals" are guys like Recchi, (who ended up happily turning into a mainstay, which happens occasionally) who went for Matt Lashoff, Martins Karsums and a second-round draft pick. Or if you're looking at plug-ins that can help in case of injury down the stretch/in the playoffs, players like Brian Rolston and Mike Mottau for Yannick Riendeau and Marc Cantin.
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