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07-22-2008, 11:10 AM
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I honestly think that if JM can't get JB to a long term extension, he's got to make a move before the season starts. At that point Martin could go to teams that JB is willing to sign long term with, and get a VERY good deal. I think that FLA could potentially get 80% replacement for J-Bo, as well as a 1st + good prospect right now.

If Martin waits until the deadline, a team is unlikely to move a significant roster player, so FLA will be stuck with a late 1st round DP (which has about a 30% chance of contributing at the NHL level in 2013), a good prospect, and some NHL filler.

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