Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Gerber time

Stevenson had this on this blog today:
As the clock ticks down to the trade deadline (two weeks from today), nobody in the Senators dressing room knows more about what a deadline deal can do for a team than goaltender Martin Gerber.
Now, it may be that he will get to know more about it soon. I was a big fan of this rumour when I heard it first:
Corvo and Gerber for Blake and Burke?
Is there any way that if got a team interested in Gerber (therefore his salary) that we could squeeze Forsberg onto that 2nd line with Alfie? What would Sens fans give up to bring him on board? Would it take a 1st rounder and a Vermette/Eaves?

Let's work the numbers:
Forsberg's salary: 5.75 Remainder if traded at the dealine ~1.55
Gerber's salary: 3.7 Remainder if traded at the dealine ~1
Cap room today: 0.7 (link)

Consider that you'll need to give up that Vermette or Eaves type player making 1 million and pick up a veteran tender too. Very tight but very possible.

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