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08-02-2009, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Volcanologist View Post
Kubina is better than Komisarek, and for the third time we didn't need to trade him sign Komisarek. The cap space argument is bogus in this case.
Kubina is better at putting up points.

That said, you really aren't taking the whole picture into account. Even if we agree that Kubina is the better overall player, there's more to player value than on-ice abilities. In particular, Kubina's contract was an issue. Burke had a limited window in which to move him or face the potential that:

A) Kubina blocks yet another trade at the deadline.
B) Kubina - who will be 33 at the conclusion of the season - wants a pay raise and a similar contract to the one he's on at the end of the season.
C) Kubina walks and Burke has nothing to show for it.

I like Kubina, but I would've seriously considered moving him, too.

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