Another Sundin/Hawks rumor

Another Sundin/Hawks rumor

Posted by TimS on Sun, 11/30/2008 - 21:57
ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun is reporting GM Dale Tallon met with Mats Sundin on Friday in Los Angeles and that the Hawks still are one of the teams the free agent center is considering. LeBrun lists the Hawks, Vancouver, Montreal and the Rangers as the four teams still on Sundin's radar. OK, let's say Sundin tells Tallon he wants to sign. Where does the money come from? LeBrun says the Hawks would move Nikolai Khabibulin to use his $6.75 million cap hit on Sundin. Tallon doesn't have a lot of options when it comes to the cap. You could trade Khabibulin. Or you could waive Cristobal Huet then send him to the minors. Brent Sopel, too. That's more than $8 million right there to spend, though you still would need to pay Huet and Sopel. If the Sundin stuff is serious, the easiest thing for Tallon would be to move Khabibulin and send Cam Barker to Rockford. That's about $9 million right there to use on Sundin.
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