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09-20-2013, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Dirty Danglez View Post
. I don't think you are getting it. The cap space that Briere took doesn't hamper the canadiens abilities to make a trade for a top 4 big stay at home D. In order to get one of those guys, you have to give something (that has a salary) in return. Unless your in the business of trading valuable futures for a fix.
Except that the quote you originally were referring to was in response to somebody else. The argument was that there was nobody available via free agency... well, okay. If that's the case then **** free agency and make a trade.

As for Briere, yeah it DOES **** us up. We had the advantage of having lots of cap space and we could've used that to our advantage in a trade. We could've taken some salary off a team like the Flyers and not have had to give that much back. Instead we got Briere and this avenue was taken away. When you have cap space you use it for your advantage. Now the only way we can take on salary is to trade away equal salary back. We're kind of cap ****ed. So unless there's a team out there that really wants Brian Gionta, we're not going to be able to deal for their shutdown guy.

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