Thread: Proposal: Trade Proposal: Anton Babchuk
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09-09-2009, 06:48 AM
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Don't underestimate Carolina's need to get rid of Babchuk. The main concern would be offering a better deal than New Jersey (the other team rumored to have the best shot), but they've publicly stated they're not going to sign this guy and the Babchuk/Rutherford(Carolina's GM) relationship has never been good.

I would love Babchuk. I'm not concerned about his attitude. If he wanted to play in Russia, he's had all summer to go back but he's very serious about getting an NHL deal up to the point that he's changed agents. On the 3rd pairing and splitting games between Methot/Russell and various injuries I think he'd be a great fit for the price tag. Certainly better than Backman for probably half the cost.

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