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11-07-2006, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by waffledave View Post
Tampa is itching to dump that contract. They can't make any moves at all with their roster because of their cap situation...
Maybe, but it would cost more than Ryder and a 2nd. I'm pretty sure Gainey would have made that deal a 1000 times over if that's all it took.

I just don't think a 6.8 cap hit is that bad. Obviously it all depends on how one sees Lecavalier. I'm still ambivalent. I used to think he was one of the most overrated players in the league, a guy who likes to make fancy low percentage plays so that even his mistakes look "talented." But he was great in the Cup run, and superb in the WC because he played with focus and that famous talent.

Feaster may want to make a deal, but I think he's only going to trade Lecavalier if a team pays the price for a franchise C in his prime and under contract. He may not actually match that description, but anyone who wants Lecavalier will have to agree to that seller's description. And I suspect that Gainey does.

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