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04-22-2013, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Habs 4 Life View Post
Trade Gionta to the Devils in the off season and retain 1 million or 1.5 of his salary. Ask for Clarkson in return to negotiate a contract with him before July. Sign him 4 years

Try to trade Moen as well, see out West if a team is interested

Bring in a tough SOB defenseman
All Free Agents can be negotiated with from the 25th of June or the day after the Entry Draft until June 30th.

http://www.nhl.com/nhl/en/v3/ext/CBA...2013%20(1).pdf

So, not only does it mean absolutely nothing for us to obtain him beforehand, we would be giving them a 25g+ winger who happens to be our captain AND limit our cap by 1-1.5mil. Unless they're RFAs there's no point in trading for free agents. Gionta may be small and his cap hit bad but he's still worth more than a little more negotiating time with a guy who will be way overpaid and may not even sign with the team.

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