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01-25-2014, 08:45 AM
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In the last 10 years, by not doing the right thing when we had the opportunity, it set us back several years.

Right now, we have an opportunity to get rid of certain players for a fair return, instead of simply losing them for nothing.

Some guys in their last contract year can attract moderate picks in order to become depth pieces of an interested team. Such guys are (Gionta & Diaz). They should not be re-signed because we have guys that can take their roles and do as well as them at this stage. On a lesser level, Murray should also be dealt in order to give Tinordi a chance to finish the year in Montreal, along with Beaulieu.

There is a guy like Bourque that still has 2 years at a cap hit of 3.33 to his contract but with a salary of only 2.5 per, he can become the kind of risk that certain teams take at the trade deadline, especially if they weren't able to get the better pieces. Once again, replacing Bourque can be done and getting rid of him should be done, even for very little in return.

The last realistic player to move is Markov. He's the one that should bring back the biggest return, not for his future value, but rather for the present added value that he brings to teams willing to make a run for the playoffs and wanting to solidify their defence & powerplay. Saying we have nothing to replace him with is a poor excuse to not do what needs to be done when the time has come. The only question mark here is if Markov will refuse (NTC) to be traded where the best deal is given.

On another note, when Chucky's back, I'd like to see : Galchenyuk - Eller - Gallagher put back together till the end of the year.

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