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02-25-2004, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by theo6060
Well Gonchar is only 29 or so so it's not like he's a veteran on the brink of retirement. Colaiacovo is a good young prospect, and Stajan is a decent one. The problem is, they don't seem to develop their young guys too well, so trading them for already developed, and in this case, good players seems like a good move. Although if you ask me, the Caps get ripped if they do that trade.

If the Caps can unload Gonchar and get some good prospects who are NHL ready, the deal will be pulled. Personally I think Mcphee is simply waiting till deadline hoping someone will up the ante because imo he has full intentions of trading him. Gonchar is RFA next year and probably earn 6 or 7 million and combine that with the CBA, if any team is willing to give good prospects and picks, then the Caps are lucky. Gonchar is a great dman, but with the possible lockout, new CBA, UFA closing in, and money, I personally wouldn't mortgage the future on someone like him.

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