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03-06-2009, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by mcphllp View Post
Kaberle could fetch a first rounder for sure. Dont know about a top 5, Cant see a team that low looking to add a player for only [B]2 more years.[B]

But look at last years draft. Eminger and Umberger both got 1sts. Doubt Burke trades him for a 1st straight up though. He would definetly ask for more. But to say a team wouldnt give up a top 15 pick?
A typical 10-15 pick is expected to be a guy who makes the team in the 2nd year of his contract, starts producing for the 2nd and 3rd year, then gets resigned to a relative bargain (compared to his ability) due to RFA status. All the while he keeps developing and improving. Think Bryan Little or someone like Semin. Of course, if Ottawa or Tampa somehow climbs into that region and decides they're absolutely aching for a puck mover, it's possible. Still unlikely, however.

Yeah, a team would have to be extremely, unbelieveably desperate for puck moving defenseman to take 2 years of Kaberle @ 4 million over that. Even if he plays like he's worth 5 million, which I'm not convinced of any more.

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