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05-16-2013, 09:19 AM
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The more I think about it, the more I'd like to see Edler traded.
I was against it & I still don't think it'll happen but I'm starting to believe it should.

If Edler's NTC kicks in, we then have our top 4 D locked up for the next 3 years & all of them will have NTCs.

We have up & coming D. Tanev & Corrado both able to play right now.
Tommernes signed & coming next year. Anderson looking like he deserves a shot soon.
We have no room for any of our young D to move up in the depth chart.
To make 3 solid pairings out of our top 6, someone has to play out of position or one of our top 6 ends up in the bottom pair.

We need scoring help in our top 2 lines.
If we keep all 4 of our top 4 D, we just don't have the cap space needed to add much top 6 help.

Daniel Sedin ($6.100m) / Henrik Sedin ($6.100m) / Jarome Iginla ($5.000m)
Jaromir Jagr ($4.550m) / Ryan Kesler ($5.000m) / Alexandre Burrows ($4.500m)
Chris Higgins ($2.500m) / Jordan Schroeder ($1.300m) / Jannik Hansen ($1.350m)
Dale Weise ($0.800m) / Maxim Lapierre ($1.200m) / Zack Kassian ($0.870m)
Nicklas Jensen ($0.863m) / Kellan Lain ($1.200m)
Dan Hamhuis ($4.500m) / Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m)
Jason Garrison ($4.600m) / Chris Tanev ($1.200m)
Andrew Alberts ($1.400m) / Frank Corrado ($0.599m)
Henrik Tommernes ($0.680m) /
Cory Schneider ($4.000m)
Eddie Lack ($0.750m)
Buyout: David Booth ($0.000m)
Buyout: Keith Ballard ($0.000m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,662,778; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $637,222

I used Iginla & Jagr as top 6 wingers, but didn't add anything from trading Edler, they were mostly salary placeholders, as were the spare forwards & the 7th D.
Although I do like the idea of clearing space to sign Iginla & Jagr. Then if it doesn't work & we suck at the trade deadline, we can trade them both to contenders for assets.

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