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08-02-2009, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Drunkspleen View Post
Maybe I'm missing something, but why would you possibly do this trade when you can make an offer sheet up to 3-4.5 mil and only give up a 1st and 3rd, and 6 mil only adds in a 2nd, how is either of these less preferable than what the Bruins are reportedly demanding.
Because first Kessel would actually want to sign that deal, and second Boston matches and you get nothing for your efforts (except to keep your draft picks). Boston then has to clear salary before the start of the season, which is a crappy position to be in, but I think if Boston wanted just those picks for Kessel they would have already offloaded him in a trade for something similar.

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