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08-09-2013, 02:28 PM
Trafalgar McLaw
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Originally Posted by TowMater14 View Post
A bag of pucks is a done deal for you!
5 million in cap+bag of pucks>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Ales Hemsky. With 5 million in cap space, we would've had far more cap flexibility in the offseason and could've picked up Eric Nystrom, Maxim LaPierre, and Benoit Pouliot or something. That makes us a much better team today and going forward. It wouldn't matter anyway, since the Capitals wouldn't do Ward for Hemsky unless we retained salary.

Originally Posted by Master Lok View Post
It really isn't.

Advantage to trading Hemsky - getting cap space.

Advantages to keeping Hemsky -
a) skilled depth on third line - we need someone capable offensively on the third line.
b) If one of the top six wingers does down due to injury - who's playing on the PP or the top six wingers? Ryan Jones? Jesse Jonessu?
c) challenge the top six wingers for their time. If Eberle, Yakupov, Perron goes into a slump then we have someone to take over and offer a different look.
Or we could get a younger, cheaper option like Peter Mueller, who has produced at the same rate as Hemsky the past few seasons and is equally injury prone. It would accomplish the exact same thing, we'd get 4 million or so cap space to work with at the trade deadline, and we'd get a player that might actually revitalize his career unlike Hemsky, who peaked years ago. Also, speaking of injury history, Hemsky is far more injury prone than any other player on the team. The question we'll be asking isn't "who will Hemsky fill in for in the top 6?" it's "when will Hemsky get injured and who do we call up?"

Originally Posted by Jimmi Jenkins View Post
Challenge to what end? Because they might slack? Have you seen the guys in the top-6, especially on the wings? Their level of compete, work ethics and motors are something Hemsky couldn't fathom.

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