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10-22-2006, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Blind Gardien View Post
Conroy isn't really an option, IMO. You could have talked about dealing Ribeiro for him once upon a time, maybe. But instead we felt that our depth on D was a bigger issue than the 2nd line C issue, and we took on Niinimaa's contract instead. So now there just isn't room for Conroy. And maybe that's not such a bad thing... 35, 1 assist, and the kicker, the absolute killer: another year at $2.4M left after this year. Just looking at the thread about our UFA situation next summer, well, having Conroy's deal stuck on the books would just be more headaches. He was a good player, and I'd suggest he could still be a useful player... sort of like Bonk is for us right now... but we've already got Bonk. No need to clone him, and particularly not when we have no cap solution for the move to begin with. Non-starter, IMO.
I read your projected cap summary, and also didn't realize that conroy was signed for another year, so, no, it'd be tough to do if you want to keep Ryder, and have a strong defense. Too bad.

Regarding our side discussion of Perezhogin and Plekanec, while I don't know this, I suspect that having Muller there re-inforcing trhat they are contributing while not putting points is invaluable. I can see him really helping the younger forwards in this respect.

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