Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XIX
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03-21-2013, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by txpd View Post
does it really make any sense to pay ovechkin and backstrom $17m per to play on rebuilding teams? frankly that might put the finale on ovechkin's career. i am not sure what backstrom's deal is but the caps go no where if those two continue to decline no matter what the team does otherwise. giving them two more non-playoff seasons wont encourage reestablishment of their games.

if rebuild is what you want, then trade them both now.
They are both young still. Backstrom will just be entering his prime physical years and Ovechkin will be in them.

Tank this year and next and then we will have experienced goalies and have Kuznetsov, Forsberg and Wilson as well as seasoned Carlzner and Orlov in addition to a couple top draft picks.

More like a mini rebuild

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