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Newz Forum: HOCKEY: Capitals Trade Bondra to Ottawa

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posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 01:14 PM
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Continuing to rid themselves of high salaries, and pretty much declaring this year a non-playoff year, the Washington Capitals traded Peter Bondra to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a prospect and a 2nd round pick in the 2005 draft. This could be a good outcome for the Caps, if they decide to rebuild and look to the future. The already potent Senators have just become stronger with the addition of Bondra.
 

Source: Associated Press sports.news.yahoo.com
WASHINGTON - The Washington Capitals (news) resumed their salary purge by trading all-time leading scorer Peter Bondra to Ottawa on Wednesday, giving the Senators another potent offensive threat in their drive toward the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Capitals received prospect center Brooks Laich and a 2005 second-round pick for Bondra, who had spent his entire 14-year career with the Capitals.


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I like this move by the Caps. Bondra is not going to be around much longer and its about time they seriously start looking at the future. The Rangers have proven that an all-star hockey team cannot get it done in the NHL.

For the Sens, this is a huge pickup. They have been on the verge of Lord Stanley several times, but have come up short. Bondra will help this team tremendously.



Ben

posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 03:21 PM
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Is this a steal for the sens?



posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 03:31 PM
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Short term yes. Ottawa is already leading the league in scoring. Bondra will just make the lead larger. Bondra is in the 3rd year of a 4 year contract, with the 4th year an option. Ottawa is already strapped for cash, so he may just be there for a playoff run this year.

Long run, I think its better for the Caps, because if Ottawa does not pick up his option for the 4th year, the Caps could sign Bondra as a free agent next year.


Ben

posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 04:14 PM
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do you expect to see him back as a cap




 
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