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Thursday, July 14, 2005

nhl- Blow up the Blues

from Jeff Gordon and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, I’d blow the team up and start over. Mindful of this team’s woeful talent depth, I’d ask the outgoing owners to buy out both Doug Weight and Keith Tkachuk (due a combined $13.3 million this year) to create massive cap room.
Rather than sign free agent Chris Pronger for the 20 percent maximum -– somewhere between $7.5 and $7.8 million -– I’d use that money to buy one strong defenseman and two capable goal-scorers.
After all, defenseman Barret Jackman should be captain of this team and defenseman Christian Backman is also an All-Star in the making. Even without Pronger, Pleau could build this team from the blue line out....continued...