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10-19-2009, 02:26 PM
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I'm not so sure Fletcher gave up all that much. A pick not in next year's draft, but the year after that, a prospect picked in the fourth round, and Craig Weller. That won't hurt that much in exchange for a guy who is fast, tough as nails, a relentless forechecker, and unlike Marian Gaborik, will play hurt. Will Kobasew save the season? Probably not but I think this was a move with the idea of taking a team with no energy and insert a sparkplug into the lineup.

The only downside is that I didn't realize the Wild are so close to the cap they had to put PMB on the LTIR to make this work. It's going to take Fletcher a while to clean up the mess Risebrough made, that's for sure. A whole lot of salary comes off the books after this season though.

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