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02-26-2013, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by kingsfan View Post
it's not money for anyone. Gagne was a UFA after the season so he wasn't counting towards the cap next year. That money was free for Slava, et al. regardless of if we traded Gagne or not.



This is big. We need to restock a bit, plus we are without a 1st again, so that hurts. Hopefully Philly makes the playoffs and we get a 3rd.
Personally not having a first really does not hurt us. We have Doughty, Quick, Kopitar, and Carter all with long contracts. They are the core of the team. You have a salary cap so you can only have a handful of big contracts. Taking the fact that the pick in the 1st will probably be about 15 not that big a deal. Now if we keep trading 1st down the road that might be a different story.

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