Quotable: Erik Cole on the trade to Dallas

Here’s a quote from forward Erik Cole, who waived a no-trade clause to accept a trade from Montreal to the Dallas Stars.

“I have two more years at a $4.5 million cap hit, the salary cap is going to be down and Montreal has several young players that are going to be in need of new contracts. So if it wasn’t this trade, there was going to have to be movement in the next few years and they are going to have to find a way to move that money. … It was going to happen now, or in the summer or next year. There was a great opportunity to go to Dallas. There’s a player there I spent a number of years with in Carolina in Ray Whitney. I placed a call to Ray, and he had great things to say about the organization.”

3 Responses to “Quotable: Erik Cole on the trade to Dallas”

  1. Any thing about his comment last month about QUITING

  2. Conference call was cut short because of audio problems and he was getting on a plane. Will ask when he gets here.

  3. Step, good to find u again. I was a big Ryder fan. Hate to see him. Top goal scorer this year for Stars. Would rather see moves made to beef up the defense.

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