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Salary dump or playoff security?

Updated: February 21, 2004, 1:46 PM ET
By Jim Kelley | ESPN.com

Rummaging through the latest National Hockey League transactions as trade season swings into high gear:

Feb. 18 OTTAWA -- Acquired right wing Peter Bondra from the Washington Capitals for center Brooks Laich and a second-round pick in the 2005 draft.

Look, it was a salary dump and everyone knows it, including Bondra. By moving Jaromir Jagr to the New York Rangers and Bondra to the Senators, Washington general manger George McPhee did what his boss charged him to do: restructure the ...

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