Thread: Value of: Jay Bouwmeester to vancouver
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02-11-2009, 10:24 AM
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Let’s take a little trip down memory lane and see what high impact rental or near rental defensemen have returned on the trade market at or near the deadline in recent years:

Starting most recently:

Brian Campbell and a 7th for Steve Bernier and what was expected to be a late first round pick in a very deep draft year.

2004 Washington traded Gonchar to Boston for Morrisonn, 1st and a 2nd in what was considered a fairly mediocre draft

2003 LA traded Mathieu Schneider to Detroit for Avery, a 1st in 2003 (very deep draft) and a 2nd in 2004. Schneider had 14 goals and 43 points at the time and had another year on his deal.....not really a rental.

None of the young players in the above mentioned deals were anywhere close where Edler is now (22 Y/O on pace for ~40 points playing ~22 minutes a night) and each of the rentals going the other way were putting up as good or better numbers than Bouwmeester currently is….and before people start going off on how young J-Bo is, he isn’t signed so it isn’t relevant; and really, if anything, that makes him harder to re-sign as the number of competitive bidders come July 1st is going to be high. I think it’s also worth noting that these other deals were pre salary cap, when prospects on entry level deals and draft picks had less value than they do today.

Raymond or Grabner or Sauve + 1st (2009) + 2nd (2010) seems about right IMO. If an extension could be worked out prior to the deal (4yrs/$6mm per) I would think hard about Edler + Raymond or Grabner for Bouwmeester.

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