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02-07-2004, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by future consideration
Vanek won't be dealt, neither will Kalinin. I know you want those two in any deal for Gonchar but they won't be dealt. Thats why I fail to see a deal involving Gonchar to Buffalo.

And people, some low balling in your trades for Gonchar. He's a Norris calibre defensman and isn't gonna be giving him away. They don't have to deal him for money reasons and I think the only reason he may be dealt is for some very good youth in order to rebuild.
Agreed. Honestly, I really expect we'll see Gonchar go to a team that is already known to mortgage their future assets a little bit, and which is a bona fide Cup contender. It's going to be more expensive than some think, and the Caps will be looking primarily for prospects and/or picks, maybe a skilled young player already in the NHL. Only teams gearing up for a legitimate Cup run this year are likely to give up that sort of package.

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