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10-13-2009, 03:52 PM
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I don't think there's anyone who'd disagree with trading Semin so long as it made sense for the team. Trading from strength to address a weakness.
I'm just not sure that we'd get the value back that would make a trade worth while.
but you see, that's what differentiates a GM from a good GM. being able to trade a valuable asset, from a positon of strength, to land another valuable asset.
right now makfi holds all the cards with semin, the only X factor being him potentially jetting back to the motherland. its what he does with those cards, anything from re-signing to sending him packing to letting another team put in an offersheet and taking the picks, that will determine if he gets good value in return.
i wouldnt trade semin for kovalchuk straight up, much less with a first and another player, unless i felt the team had everything in place to make a run for the cup this season.
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