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02-26-2013, 08:58 AM
Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by Captain Smurf View Post
Clarkson is also a dream signing the way he has played/what it would take for him to leave NJ. Ask anyone who watches the Sharks, you don't want Clowe.
There was a time before last season when people were kind of saying that about Clarkson too, though, about how risky his extravagant cap hit was for a player who was not living up to expectations. Clarkson has since rebounded superbly.

Could Clowe rebound? Well, he's older and slower. So it's probably even riskier. But that said, we're also in a pretty comfortable cap situation. So to me, if we weren't getting Perry/Getzlaf at the top end, and Clarkson is staying in NJ as expected, then if you throw a Cole-like contract at Clowe, how much can it *really* hurt us? It's risky. But if you get a tough big top-6 forward, it would be nice. It's not like we'll have a lot else to spend money on. I might take the chance, even while noticing how awful Clowe has been this year.

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