Thread: Value of: Kessel to Ottawa
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04-05-2009, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Jack Bourdain View Post
Boston fans will tell you it'll cost you guys 4 first round picks, because anything under that they'll try to match.

I'll tell you it's impossible, because Ottawa doesn't have anything "low-cost" and valuable to offer (i.e: Prospects), since all their best players are signed to ridiculous long term + expensive contracts (which is counterproductive in this case for the Bruins).

No deal possible? I think so.

In order for a team to beat out Boston on an offer sheet, they need to be in the four 1st rounders for compensation range. Otherwise, Boston can fit the cap in with not much tweaking.

So in order to get him via trade, you would need to offer something along those lines, or an established player with low cost that offsets the value. Ottawa can't produce that.

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