Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/13/05 at 10:33 AM ET
You'd never want to do it. In the old days, you probably never would. But if you're the Senators, it seems you really have no choice. The new NHL is forcing you into a tough decision. It's making you trade a star player. And if you're the Senators, you have to realize that player is Wade Redden. As it stands, you have too many players who are either in or are falling into the $5 million per season range. You have to make sure you lock up your best, Marian Hossa. You also have to sign Zdeno Chara to a long-term deal before he can test the unrestricted free agent market next summer. In Chara, you have a commodity no one else does -- a talented 6-foot-9, 260-pounder who may be the toughest defenceman to play against. He can't be allowed to escape.
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