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06-08-2009, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruwinz37 View Post
Paying Knuble 3.25m a year at this point when we are debating trading Kessel is about as an absurd of an idea I have seen in a while.

The point is that IF the Bruins decide to make some moves to free up space they might have an opening at the RW position. It could be that they trade Kessel or Kobasew but they also have to decide on Recchi who I wouldn’t hesitate to resign. They could slide Wheeler over to RW but they also might go for a UFA guy. If Chiarelli feels that Knuble is a good candidate to add size up front maybe he's a guy that the Bruins try to sign.

He's coming off a $2.8 cap number so maybe more realistic is $3.0 a year but Knuble at $3.25 is a better value than Ryder at 4.

Philadelphia had guys like Carter, Richards, Gagne, and Hartnell yet still Knuble got 18 + minutes of ice time a game and Knuble has played in all 82 games in 4 of the last 5 years. Go ahead and make a John Stevens joke but I think Knuble still has a couple more good years in him.

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