Thread: Speculation: It's Time to Tank: Who Gets Moved
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03-14-2013, 11:59 AM
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Dr Beinfest
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Originally Posted by Markstrom Rules View Post
He'll be playing on the 4th line making 3.5. Even though we'd be paying him for 4 more years, it'd be for a lot less each year, and that money can be better spent to improve the team. Not to mention he'd be taking a lineup spot from a much needed tough guy that we need to bring in. That's when he's not injured, which is when he'd still be taking up a roster spot.

We don't have a problem with spending up to the cap, but that's still real money, and if we buy him out it's spread out more over a period of time so its easier for ownership to swallow.
Upshall's not getting paid to play the 4th line. Upshall's getting paid to be injured. That's the issue. It's not like he's a talentless Scott Clemmensen. It's the fact that we've yet to see Scottie Upshall. We know Scottie Upshall is talented. He's a middle-6 guy who has never seen a full season in the NHL due to injuries though.

I'd let him play or let him be injured or try and trade him. That money will be much more valuable down the line when you're talking about signing guys like Huberdeau.

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