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05-16-2013, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Fitzy View Post
I would rather not re-sign Clowe. Not because of his injuries with us, but simply as a greater product of age, playing style, offense, ect.

I would hold onto Brad for one more year. There aren't any real suitable replacements. Outside of Horton and Jagr, there aren't many free agents either. Stand pat for a year, bring Zucc back, see if Thomas, Kreider or Fasth wins a wing spot next year. If Malkin decides he wants to test the market, we buy out Richards and open 7 million in space at the right time to go fishing for him.
I would rather the team struggle a bit next year grooming Lindberg or Miller than see Richards be a "stop-gap" for a season. I also believe there will be other players available this summer who are not UFA's. There will be teams in cap trouble and there will be buyouts.

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