Thread: Proposal: Kessel to Edmonton?
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06-07-2009, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Quincy View Post
The deal makes no sense. If the B's have to trade Kessel because of salary, they aren't going to want a guy that makes even more money. The value is fair, but the cap situation says no.
The Bruins want to trade Kessel because he's looking for 5+ million per season. If Kessel would sign for less they wouldn't be dealing him.

Gilbert is a quality offensive dman, who at 4 million per year long term, provides instant cap savings on a 5+ million dollar contract that Kessel wants.

So in fact, if Boston wanted a young player of close to equal value for Kessel, and to save a bit of cash, Gilbert for Kessel is a cap fiendly deal.

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