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03-10-2013, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Championship View Post
It's gonna be another year without the playoffs for the Oil this year, so not sure how much that's gonna matter by April 3. He's an RFA next year. They're assured another young stud in this years draft. Not gonna be able to afford all these guys. Just my train of thought.
They're at the bottom of the league in terms of spending to the cap.

They don't have many bad long term contracts. Maybe Horcoff is amnestied in 2013 or 2014. If Chicago can keep Kane, Toews, Hossa, Sharp, Keith, and Seabrook, and Pittsburgh can keep Crosby, Malkin, Neal, Letang, and MAF, then Edmonton can keep their young core intact as well. Oh, and if they're smart, they'll give Gagner a bridge contract like we did with DZ instead of giving him the big bucks right away, like they did with Hall and Eberle.

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