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03-21-2013, 08:49 AM
Steve Kournianos
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Originally Posted by HatTrick Swayze View Post
GWOW, I hear what you're saying about Sather's track record. It's a good point.

However I think with the cap the goal posts have definitely moved if that makes sense.

Do I think Gabby will be moved at the deadline? No. That's doubtful. Gabby's value to the team down the stretch is too valuable compared to packages that they could be looking at. But crunching the cap numbers for this summer + and it's clear something significant needs to give. It may nots be Slats' traditional MO but in a weak FA market the return could make it worthwhile.
Again, if he's trading Gabs for cap relief, he's better off waiting until after the postseason.

If Gaborik shines in the postseason his value will skyrocket. I'm willing to take that chance than kill this season.

Deep down I think Sather is very pleased with the current roster and knows from his Oiler days that all the BS from the regular season gets thrown out the window when round 1 starts.

Hungry teams who make the CF usually find a way back there within a year or two.

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