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PRINCE OF PUCKS: Narrowing down Cujo scenarios

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  • Now that the St. Louis have accepted the $6.5 million salary awarded to forward through arbitration, management must now decide where else to cut salary to get payroll under control for the coming season. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch suggested trades could be in the offing, plus the club also has the option of placing some players into the September waiver draft.
  • Speaking of the , they're listed as one of four clubs Detroit netminder would consider waiving his "no-trade" clause for if the Wings could put a deal in place. According to Vancouver radio station CKNW, the join the Vancouver , New York and New York as potential destinations that "Cujo" wouldn't object to. My skepticism over Joseph going to the or has been well-documented in this column so I won't rehash it again. As for the and , both could use an experienced veteran netminder, but neither club can afford Joseph's hefty salary, even if the Wings agreed to pick up half of the remaining $16 million remaining. Isles ownership slammed the vault door shut following the club's spending binges two years ago that brought them , Mike Peca, and . In addition to the ' own tight budget, GM Brian Burke steadfastly maintains will be his starting goat ... er, goaltender next season.
  • As for the ' efforts to move Joseph, GM Ken Holland stated in a recent interview there is interest for the netminder, and he hopes to have a trade in place prior to the opening of training camp next month. The Detroit News reported Holland still hopes to bring in a center in exchange for Joseph, and cited Washington's and the as possibilities. As for signing another free agent to fill the role, such as , Holland suggested he didn't foresee making any further moves until he'd dealt with Joseph. I've previously noted how any deal for Lang will have to involve a third team, while the still give no indication they're interested in Cujo. I'm still of the opinion that the Colorado could be that third team that could make such a deal go down. They can afford Joseph's salary and need an experienced goaltender if they're to seriously contend for the Stanley Cup. In the meantime, expect the questions over Joseph's eventual destination to dominate the rumor mill in the coming weeks. At home in Prince Edward Island, Canada, he's known as Lyle Richardson. But around these parts, he's known as Spector, FOXSports.com's Prince of Pucks. Check in with Spector for the latest NHL rumors from around the league and buy his book.
  • Tagged: Red Wings, Devils, Islanders, Rangers, Avalanche, Blues, Canucks, Capitals, Joe Nieuwendyk, Alexei Yashin, Adrian Aucoin, Petr Nedved, Robert Lang, Curtis Joseph, Dan Cloutier

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