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03-08-2013, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by GordieHoweHatTrick View Post
I hope this isn't true, otherwise its complete *********
Why is it complete ******* as you say? The Leafs are winning, and in a playoff spot. So whats the rush?

The cap is going down this summer and teams will be looking to shed salary. Given the Leafs cap situation, having a pile of draft picks and prospects to use as currency for trades is going to be huge, especially if good players are going to be available.

The cap is going down apoprox. $6 million. Teams can't just dump their 6 crappiest guys to get under the cap as they won't be able fill out their rosters, so IMO good players will be available. Not all teams can afford to just buy players out and why would they if they can get picks or prospects for them?

Keeping Gardiner on the Marlies while the Leafs showcase their d-men so they can sell them at the deadline is a good long term strategy for the Leafs. Now it's up to Nonis to make all this worth while and make a few solid trades.

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