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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.wiskers View Post
    I think the point is a little off here, Lundqvist has a cap hit of 8.5 mil. but an actual salary of 4.5 mil. once he gets his 1 mil. bonus.

    There should be teams out there looking for the cap hit to reach the cap floor without paying the actual. So players like Lundqvist and Smith who’s cap hit is 4.35 mil—- 2.35 mil actual after his 1 mil. signing bonus should be tradeable.


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    Why would Hank agree to go to a team that’s looking to reach the cap floor?

    The only team with a good amount of space and competitive that’s realistic is Colorado but the goalie market is pretty saturated, they have two goalies already, and they have a bunch of other guys rfa/ufa that will eat up space. I don’t see Hank agreeing to be traded to the Senators, Wings, or Sabres.

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    The only team I think would have legitimate interest in him is Detroit, but I see no reason why he'd have any interest in them.
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    Has Lundqvist Played His Final Game as a Ranger?

    Yes, but Philadelphia is a train ride away, AV is their HC and Elliott is a UFA—-Cart Hart is making the minimum salary. Could that be an appealing spot for him to land.

    Of course if they’d want Georgiev instead and we could squeeze Morgan Frost out of them in a package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    The only team I think would have legitimate interest in him is Detroit, but I see no reason why he'd have any interest in them.
    Colorado should be in on Henrik, 100%. Tons of cap space, no big "must-pay" this offseason, a piece or two from the cup, and in need of a big time goalie.

    Henrik may have lost a step, but he's still better than anything the Avs put out on the ice in the last three years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G1000 View Post
    Colorado should be in on Henrik, 100%. Tons of cap space, no big "must-pay" this offseason, a piece or two from the cup, and in need of a big time goalie.

    Henrik may have lost a step, but he's still better than anything the Avs put out on the ice in the last three years.
    That's true, actually. Even on a one-year run, he'd be miles ahead of what they have.
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    I think the only team that might take him in a trade is the Peterborough Petes. (Bob Gainey, he of the Scott Gomez trade, is presently a Senior Advisor to the Petes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by G1000 View Post
    Colorado should be in on Henrik, 100%. Tons of cap space, no big "must-pay" this offseason, a piece or two from the cup, and in need of a big time goalie.

    Henrik may have lost a step, but he's still better than anything the Avs put out on the ice in the last three years.
    The only problem is Fleury, if available, might be a better fit for them. Not sure Vegas trades him there though. Henrik's one year left does help and ive been saying the Avs would be a great fit. Or Washington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G1000 View Post
    Colorado should be in on Henrik, 100%. Tons of cap space, no big "must-pay" this offseason, a piece or two from the cup, and in need of a big time goalie.

    Henrik may have lost a step, but he's still better than anything the Avs put out on the ice in the last three years.
    Would you give the Dallas 3rd round pick to get Colorado to take him at 50% retention versus them signing him after we buy him out?

    4.25M in cap space for a late 3rd seems fair. Colorado would probably have to pay him 2-3M anyway.

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    I can't believe this is really going to happen.

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    Could you imagine if it turns out he retires and cries during a press conference? I think we would all lose it watching that. End of an era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaveByRichter35 View Post
    I can't believe this is really going to happen.
    Is it confirmed??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keirik View Post
    Could you imagine if it turns out he retires and cries during a press conference? I think we would all lose it watching that. End of an era.
    I hope this is how it shakes out. I don't wanna see some kind of sour ending. At least anymore sour than it already is.
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    Is it confirmed??

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    No but it sure seems like its shaping up that way.

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