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01-28-2006, 06:00 PM
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To reiterate: Nobody is saying he shouldn't be traded if the right deal is there. What they're saying here is that its fruitless to trade him at the deadline just for the sake of doing so. I mean, what are the odds that a 6th rounder will help us any more than LeClair will?

He makes what, 1.5 next year? If he decides to go around another year and plays up to the standard of late, thats not bad.
It's not the sixth rounder that could help us more than LeClair, it's the extra $1.5 million that we'd be freeing up that's more helpful than LeClair.

Until the team signs Malkin lock, stock and barrel, they need to preserve cash wherever they can. And LeClair's 2006-07 contract would be a good place to start.

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1.5 is hardly anything. Right now I think we're at 24 million.

Next year we could just as easily save 1.5 by not qualifying Josef Melichar, Shane Endicott and Rico Fata. I like that saving method better.

I'd also be more interested in losing Thibault for nothing who's being paid 1.5 million to do nothing. At least LeClair helps.

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It is something for a franchise that is losing money this season and is for sale. This really is more a question of the bottom line...and 36-year-old players signed for $1.5 million for next season on a team going nowhere is not exactly ideal.

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Palffy's and Lemieux's retirements would have negated much of that loss. The team will lose money with or without a veteran like LeClair anyway.

And like I said, if you're so hung up on saving 1.5 million, there are other ways of doing so that actually also make things better on the ice as well.

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