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04-10-2008, 02:11 PM
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4 first rounders for Bouw isn't good. It'd be 4 years until the 4th player in that deal is even drafted, at least another 2 probably until they even could make the roster. Let's say 3 out of 4 make it to be productive players in the NHL. Their impact wouldn't be felt until 2014 pretty much. By then, it's a safe bet to say that there will be few players left from the current team. Everyone on the roster could be gone by then, who knows. Look back to 2002 and see who we still have. Weiss, Bouw, Jokinen are the 3 main players, and Jokinen was just starting to become good in 2002, whereas Weiss and Bouw were rookies. Taking 4 firsts is bad, unless we'd immediately turn them around and trade them for players now. LA will not give up Brown and Frolov in a trade. For Bouwmeester, Cammellari would be in a trade just because he's semi-expendable from LA, their 2nd overall would have to be in play, and also, we'd maybe need to throw something else in to get something else of value back. Someone scoffed at O'sullivan but he scored 50+ points this year in his first full NHL season. Maybe we could get Brown+O'Sullivan+ for Bouw, but I'd highly doubt any of that would even happen.

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