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Erik Cole traded to Dallas Stars for Michael Ryder + 3rd round pick!!
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02-26-2013, 11:03 PM
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Point was Cole is not getting any younger and is a 4.5mil cap hit.
He's 36 and has always played extreemely tough. Last year was a career year, do you really think at 37 and 38 he would be able to repeat that?
I loved Cole but I think this a great trade.
Ryder WILL help as he's a pure sniper especially on the PP,
his contract expires this year
which frees up 4.5 mil in cap space add the Kaberle buyout that's close to 9 million.
This was a very calculated move by Bergevin and he got a third pick in the deal as well.
Ah, that's the point. Didn't know this.
Too bad we didn't deal Cole at the deadline last year when he had value. He's not worth much now unfortunately and it's actually not a bad idea to rid ourselves of his contract.
I liked Cole a lot but this move makes sense.
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