Thread: Value of: Jay Bouwmeester!
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06-06-2008, 09:43 AM
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His value is very high, and the Panthers would seek quality for quality (not quantity). If they were in a position where they had to consider dealing him, perhaps they would look for a straight-up exchange for a young 40 goal scorer. Someone in the class of a player like Thomas Vanek.

That said, dealing Bouwmeester would be nuts, in my opinion, unless he's forcing your hand. You can build a team around a player like that over a five-year period, if you sign him through his prime.

His looming contract status no doubt throws a wrench into the calculus, but they need to retain him or get a truckload of assets for him, and soon. This guy is worth offering serious money and term in contract talks this summer.

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