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07-10-2007, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by ATLANTARANGER View Post
I still think Hossa is the odd man out. Lundy $5M & Avery $2M. Leaves .5M wiggle room for a young player to fill out the 23 man roster or go with 22.
It depends on how much Hossa gets. If we sign Avery and let Hossa walk, we have 12 forwards on the roster. I can't imagine that we're not going to carry at least one spare forward. Hossa's 10 goals should not entitle him to a big raise in the eyes of the arbitrator. He may have a cap hit not much higher than Moore.

Even if Hossa walks, we can't spend the entire $7.5 mil on Lundqvist and Avery. We need to leave room for a spare forward, and some wiggle room for later injury call-ups and in case Staal beats out Pock. I think someone is going to be traded.

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