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06-26-2008, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by BobMarleyNYR View Post
No it wouldn't. Dubinsky is the only roster player. No one trades a franchise d-man for a future top-six center with 1 year's experience. Throw Tyutin and Dawes (or MAYBE Prucha) in as the other roster players to deal, they might listen (though I tend to think mentioning Prucha would be a fatal stumbling block in any trade talks for guys of Bouwmeester's caliber). Then again, they'd likely demand Staal, they need big, defensive d-men not named Mezei.

But that's just tangible exchange rate. Bouwmeester will command AT LEAST one first round pick (unless you're trading Malkin or Zetterberg for him). Sanguinetti would undoubtedly be the top prospect involved (or maybe Cherepanov). Anisimov, contrary to popular belief, is not a top prospect.

So Dubinsky, Tyutin, Prucha a first and Sanguinetti. That might do it, but consider: our picks for the next few years will be low, and other team's can afford better offers. So that might not be enough. Throw in a second round, another roster player, Sauer or Korpikoski, and it should do it. If you don't wanna sell the farm, it'll take Staal and a 2nd or even a 1st.

The question is, is either deal worth it?
Are you crazy? No way it would cost that much. Look at what they got for Jokinen, and Luongo. if Bouwmeester really doesn't want to be there than he will probably just sign a 1 yr deal to whomever this offseason and become a UFA next year. FLA has no leverage in this negotiation. Chances are somebody will do that are very high. Sign him to a good 1 yr deal, if FLA matches than they match but they are going to be guaranteed to trade him at the deadline, and if they don't match than after January you work out a long term deal for him before he hits UFA status. Fla is basically screwed, b/c Bouwmeester doesn't want to be here, and controls his own destiny.

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