Salary Cap issues
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07-02-2007, 07:39 AM
Join Date: Dec 2005
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I think Malik or Mara gets traded, Pock takes their spot, and Baranka is the 7th dman.
Rozsival Malik/Pock if Malik is traded
Staal Mara/Pock if Mara is traded
There are a lot of question marks about the performance level of some of those guys and it just seems that we have too much invested in the rest of the team to win the cup these two years, that we can't rely on the speculation of how well some of these guys will do. Girardi has the top pairing but we only saw him in a portion of last season, not to knock on him I love him, but we don't know what a whole season from him will look like. Pock was never really loved on this board but now he's a good fit because he's cheap? And we have no idea what Staal and Baranka can give us, so we can't rely on them to be fixtures on the team, although common sense says that Staal is both ready and cheap enough to be on the team.
Bottom line is, I'm just as high on our young D-men as any one of you guys, but I'm not sure we can afford to have such an awesome team up front and in net (Lundqvist=one man team) to have it all rely on unproven defense. (I'm not going to use the cliche`d defense wins cup route)
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