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03-12-2013, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleach Clean View Post
It's based on ability. If O'Byrne is comparable to ability to Alberts, and Alberts likely walks because the Canucks choose not to pay him over his 1.2m, the a Dman with the same traits isn't likely to get 2m from this team. Even if the guy is a RHD.

I'm fine with O'Byrne. I just don't think he will come cheap enough to fit on this club. Next year is going to be really tight, a lot of close decisions to be made, to turn around and pay an Alberts level Dman 2m I think...
Fair enough.

I think he moreso replaces what Alberts brings in a better, more every day servicable package. More comparable to Aaron Rome, in an Alberts sized body.

I guess next year, instead of paying $6.3 to the bottom 6/7/8 d-men, we'll only be looking to pay under $2.5 for the 6/7/8 group....I think we'll regret that.

It'll be interesting for sure....should have a lot of disposable parts on the roster if we have to have so many guys at or around $1m.

Gonna be a tough job for Gillis and Gilman...I think they're up to it.

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